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Queen Elizabeth presents winners trophy to Althea Gibson who won the women’s title in the All England Lawn Tennis Championship at Wimbledon in July 1957. (AP Photo)

Taking a look back at the evolution of sport during Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee

The Platinum Jubilee serves as an opportunity to reflect on the complex interactions and historical evolution of the British monarchy and the transformations in sport, politics and society.
The screen in Piccadilly Circus is lit to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee comes amid her declining health, royal backlash and a colonial reckoning

This year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations will draw on traditions that have bolstered support for monarchs since the early 1800s — it could help this year’s celebrations succeed again.
PM Scott Morrison after a National Security Committee meeting on March 1. Morrison later tested positive for COVID. Mick Tsikas/AAP Image

Scott Morrison has COVID. It’s a big deal but not how you think

Imagine if the PM had caught COVID two years ago? We knew so little about COVID with certainty back then, and what we did know was truly frightening. Here’s what’s changed since then.

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