The business model of the AFL and NRL is simple: attract a television audience, sell that audience to advertisers. To do that they need crowds.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is on the cusp of becoming the player with the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history. Tens of millions of viewers around the the world will be watching.
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Foreign interest in American football tells us a lot about what is happening to sport in the 21st century.
Lleyton Hewitt in 2004. No one who has ever watched Lleyton play one of his epic matches comes out a hater.
Sport is a dominant thread in Australia’s cultural DNA. But it’s also divisive.
Israel Folau’s recent comments are the latest in a string of homophobic and transphobic incidents in Australian sport.
Wallaby and Waratahs player Israel Folau's recent comments about gay people are just one example of the homophobia in Australian sport. Recent research suggests the problem is widespread.
In Rio, only 12 sports contributed to the final medal haul.
Australia finished tenth on the medal table in the Rio 2016 Games, well below what the nation's latest funding strategy had led people to expect.
Sailor Tom Slingsby wins one of Australia’s only seven gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics.
Australia has struggled to win Olympic medals after the success in Sydney in 2000. But there's hope that may change as we head towards the Rio games in 2016.
Emma McKeon, Alicia Coutts, Brittany Elmslie and Bronte Barratt after winning the 4x200m Freestyle Final. Emma and Brittany are also undergraduate students at Griffith University.
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Australia sent 417 athletes to the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games – its largest ever contingent – and based on our 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games competitors, around 40% are university students…
Sally Pearson, pictured here after winning the 100m Hurdles at the London Olympics, is tipped to take gold at the Commonwealth Games.
Some 71 nations will participate in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, starting on Wednesday in Glasgow – so what are Australia’s chances? Many countries – including Australia – are sending their largest ever…
Australia is heading in the right direction football-wise if our results at the World Cup are anything to go by.
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For those well-versed in football and Australian sport, the Australian national team’s early exit from the World Cup should come as no surprise. The three losses – to Chile, the Netherlands and Spain…
Australia first qualified for the World Cup in 1974, when a group of part-timers under captain Peter Wilson (far right) went to West Germany.
Australia will soon begin its fourth football World Cup finals campaign – the third successive tournament it has qualified for – with group stage matches against Chile, the Netherlands and Spain. While…
Australian sport has been in a so-called ‘crisis’ since 2013, but what is the best way address it?
The “crisis” in Australian sport in 2013 prompted calls for change to rebuild integrity and public trust. But while beefing up policing and instituting harsher penalties seems to be a natural reaction…