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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, […]

Road Trip: How To

  How do I road trip, you ask? Well first, procure a car. I suggest legally. Remember, this car will […]

The Botanic Gardens Put On A Show for Enlighten 2017

  Walking through an eerie fog filled rainforest to the haunting sounds of a choir above you sounds like an […]

Planet Earth II: TV Series Review

    David Attenborough; the man, the myth, the legend! Continuing his outstanding career as a naturalist and our favourite […]

Q&A with Daniel Moulis

Daniel Moulis, 56, runs a successful law firm called Moulis Legal, situated right across from Canberra’s airport terminal. However, pre […]

Art, Not Apart Gave Canberra a Bit of a Shake Over The Weekend

Annual Canberra arts festival, Art, Not Apart, was on a mission to shake things up last weekend, with curators’ intent […]

My Hot Air Ballooning Adventure

Let’s make it compulsory for all of the Canberra-haters to jump in a wicker basket and float 500 meters above […]