A Victorian athlete's use of 'performance-enhancing' coca was met with interested approval rather than anger of the kind directed at Justin Gatlin.
It’s worth defending the principle that the national governing body, not the clubs and not the states, should run football in Australia.
Times change, but the pillar upon which society places its sporting heroes remains the same.
Cricket has experienced its fair share of industrial drama over the years – and the 2017 dispute looks like a re-run of a brawl that enveloped the sport in Australia 20 years ago.
There has so far been scant understanding of – or credit given to – the historical background to the creation of the AFL women's league.
No team in sports has inspired better literature than the hapless Chicago Cubs. The oeuvre includes a little-known tale by W.P. Kinsella: 'The Last Pennant Before Armageddon.'
The controversy over Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the National Anthem isn’t a watershed moment. It's only the latest chapter in a long history of people trying to control how black people behave.
Sport can be a driver for change; it can make a difference in people’s lives and unify communities, particularly around national successes. But it can also create tensions and cause conflict.