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Rio 2016 podcast – Episode #10

The final program for the Rio Olympics as we review Australia’s performance, the Olympics legacy for Rio, and the future of the Olympics as an event. This podcast was produced by sports journalism students at the University of Canberra. The hosts are Tom Corrigan, Matthew Stirton, David Jordan, Trent, Pollard, Ryan de Souza, Nick Crawford, […]

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Olympics battling with relevance

The sport may have finished but the #Rio2016 Closing Ceremony starts now!! #OlympicGames pic.twitter.com/dSaXkguaAs — Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 21, 2016 By Nick Crawford As the Rio Olympics draw to a close, two weeks of relatively seamless competition will give way to one of the greatest periods of uncertainty in the competition’s history. Rightly or […]

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Taking the Mickle

In case you were wondering, @kimmickle is all ok. She managed this pic & message via Instagram. Stay strong Kim! pic.twitter.com/vfhYUzjGYz — Athletics Australia (@AthsAust) August 17, 2016 By Jon Kroiter Kim Mickle shouldn’t have been at the Rio Olympics. The javelin thrower was deemed fit for the Games despite only throwing a javelin with […]

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Can gold medals be bought?

Ruth Jebet #BRN picked up #Gold in the women's 3000m steeplechase final today, who will be medal winners tonight? pic.twitter.com/ooPbh7ZLTm — Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 17, 2016 By Claudia Ferguson While the Olympic spirit would insist that athletes are given every chance to be the best they possibly can, questions are being asked about countries […]

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Rio 2016 podcast – Episode #9

Medal inspiration on the water for Australia on day 13. And are the fun police ruining the Olympic party in Rio? All the answers in this Olympics podcast produced by sports journalism students at the University of Canberra. The hosts are Claudia Ferguson, Trent Pollard and Matthew Stirton.

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Rio: let’s focus on the good of the Games

Arrived into the beautiful city of Rio today💜@olympics @Rio2016_en @AUSOlympicTeam#rio2016 pic.twitter.com/Kj31TjQZZ2 — Caroline Buchanan (@CBuchanan68) August 12, 2016 By Ryan de Souza Doping violations, security threats, infrastructure and health concerns: heading into Rio 2016 there were undoubtedly some serious controversies threatening to derail the Games of the 31st Olympiad. Russia was banned from fielding an […]

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Performing at the Olympics: it’s all between the ears

What goes through the minds of elite athletes when they do well? https://t.co/g1YD4DS3mY — The Conversation (@ConversationEDU) August 15, 2016 By Trent Pollard A leading sports psychologist says more emphasis needs to be placed on how our Olympians mentally prepare for the world’s biggest sporting arena. Dr Richard Keegan said that underperformance occurs when an […]

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Wanted: Australian Olympic hero

The #Athletics events for the night are underway at the #OlympicStadium. How cool does that blue track look? 😍 pic.twitter.com/qON9aoGaNx — Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 18, 2016 By Elliot Williams Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Bradley Wiggins. These people all have something in common. When they step up to compete in their various sports, […]

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Drag and flick needed in Australian hockey

Hockey Australia have warned against a savage cut to their funding amid failures at #Rio https://t.co/PFUzQNuNqB — Sandra Sully (@Sandra_Sully) August 16, 2016 By Nicholas Crawford In the light of the poor performances of Australia’s field hockey teams at the Rio Olympics it is clear that a new approach is needed if Australia is to […]

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Tennis has earned its place

Four sets, four hours: Andy Murray wins 2nd #gold for #GBR vs. Juan Martin del Potro. ICYMI: https://t.co/7iHXRFR1Qf pic.twitter.com/l8vXH4t2OJ — TENNIS.com (@Tennis) August 15, 2016 By Jon Kroiter Thank you Rio for saving one of the tennis’ most promising players. Justin Rose may have claimed the prestigious crown of becoming the best male golfer on […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

Q&A with Ryan Fennis, a local who made it onto the Groovin’ The Moo line-up

I sat at a table out the front of a bustling cafe in the city waiting for my latte and scrolling through […]

Six YouTube Series to Procrastinate with

It’s getting near exam time here at UC, and that means it’s also procrastination time. When I procrastinate, I go […]

This Is Us: A guaranteed binge watch

A gripping and intensely emotional TV drama has hit Australian screens. The award-winning series  “This Is Us” bounces through different […]

Colossal Film Review

Colossal, the latest work from Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo, hit the box office in early April 2017. The film centres around […]

Q & A: Will Huang, Lead Actor in Canberra Philharmonic Society’s Production of Chicago

On March 26, the curtains closed on Canberra Philharmonic Society’s production of Chicago. I sat down with lead actor, Will Huang […]

Greek Cafés and Milk Bars of Australia – A Book Review.

It is 1942 and just after midnight in the sleepy NSW town of Gundagai and brothers Jack and Vic Castrission […]