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Fifty years ago the council was created to fight for marginalised communities to participate fairly in sports. Their dream remains unfulfilled.
An estimated 3.5 million Americans viewed the first televised World Series at bars, restaurants and storefronts.
Just five days before the first pitch of the 1947 World Series, a deal was struck to air the Series on television.
Batsman Graeme Hick was the last to achieve ‘1000 runs in May’.
Only eight batsmen have achieved the feat, will another join their ranks this May?
Fans feel the new European Super League is not about the tradition or love of the sport but simply about making as much money as possible.
From the emergence of Premier League to Cricket’s newer formats, the history of professional sport is full of breakups.
When commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis received a petition to integrate baseball with over a million signatures, he simply ignored it.
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By removing Kenesaw Mountain Landis’ name from the plaques awarded to each league’s MVP, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America acknowledged Landis’ role in upholding segregation.
Gigi Bryant, looking up to her dad on the court in 2016.
Before a helicopter crash brought about their tragic deaths, Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna aspired to carry on his legacy as a pro basketball champion.
Women at Brisbane’s Oasis Swimming Pool, January 1950.
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The pool and the beach have become acceptable spaces to bare all, but how did we get here?
Two women wrestlers square off in La Paz.
The more they fight, the more popular they become – and the more pushback they receive.
Argentine striker Mario Kempes controlling the ball during his team’s win against the Netherlands in the 1978 World Cup.
FIFA has never been free of political interference and controversies since its inception in 1904.
The Commonwealth Games is often dubbed the ‘friendly games’, but its history shows that friendliness applies only to ‘the right sort of people’.
Preparations for next month’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast are pushing homeless people out of town, and out of the state. Sadly, that’s not unusual for events of this sort.
The main objective for most sporting event organising committees is to deliver an efficient and safe event.
Future Olympics will be required to report on their legacies for up to five years after the event under the IOC’s new framework.
Harley Windsor’s visibility before, during and after these Winter Olympics may just be the catalyst to inspire future generations of Indigenous athletes.
While Harley Windsor’s selection deserves celebration, it’s surprising that it has taken until now for an Indigenous Australian to compete at a Winter Olympics.
Alpine skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.
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The long winter Olympic journey from Chamonix in 1924 to PyeongChang in 2018.
The IOC has adopted the dove as an official Olympic symbol.
History shows Olympic Games have only very limited ability to promote peace between warring nations.
South Africa’s sport facilities are sorely lacking.
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Sport participation in South Africa remains rooted in the dilemmas of colonial society. It necessitates an ongoing need for discourse, debate and dialogue on decolonisation in sport history.
The Australian national football team’s remarkable triumph in Vietnam in 1967 has never been properly and collectively recognised.
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At the height of the Vietnam War, the Holt government agreed it would be a good idea if the national football team took part in a tournament in Vietnam to boost morale.
There is an old adage that sport should be separate from politics. The same-sex marriage debate in Australia has revived that view, as many sport bodies have publicly advocated a position on the matter…
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A Victorian athlete’s use of ‘performance-enhancing’ coca was met with interested approval rather than anger of the kind directed at Justin Gatlin.
The FFA, headed by Steven Lowy, is currently beset by an array of challenges to its control of football in Australia.
It’s worth defending the principle that the national governing body, not the clubs and not the states, should run football in Australia.
A statue of world heavyweight champion Joe Louis which stands in his hometown of LaFayette, Alabama.
Times change, but the pillar upon which society places its sporting heroes remains the same.