Jacqui Evans

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The Couch Olympiad Three: Not Just Best of British, but Best in Class

(0) Comments | Posted 10 August 2012 | (07:20)

Gosh. This Olympics thing really is all about strength, stamina and a dash of intestinal fortitude isn't it. Really, how can it not put a smile on your face to see such fantastic athletes doing what they do best. You may be surprised as well at how many people down...

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The Couch Olympiad 2: When Did Media Hype Become Bigger Than the Olympian?

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2012 | (12:19)

We're several days into the games now, and feats of heroism are starting to appear. So are some spectacular falls and failures. Seriously, we all knew these stories were coming; for every triumph there is an equal failure, you can see the headlines in multiple countries every morning; "Swimmer/Diver/Rower/Cyclist fails...

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The Couch Olympiad: The View from Down Under

(1) Comments | Posted 29 July 2012 | (13:15)

The kettle was boiled. The tea was made. There we were, piled onto the sofa, waiting for the greatest show on earth to grace our television screen. I knew it was going to be good. As the Red Arrows flashed past, the hairs on my arms stood to attention, and...

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Don't Expect an Ashes Whitewash.

(0) Comments | Posted 9 February 2012 | (09:19)

One of the greatest things Australian sport has ever given the world was to convince everyone of its complete supremacy. That's not to say that Australians are not good at sport. Far from it. Its just that we're not actually as good at it as you might think.


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Melbourne, the Worlds Most Liveable City?

(0) Comments | Posted 31 August 2011 | (13:16)

So Melbourne has done it. Yesterday edging out Vancouver for the title of World's Most Liveable City by Economist Intelligence Unit. Vancouver, having held the crown for just short of a decade, must be seething. I can see them bristling in their boots. They know they took their finger off...

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"Tour de Cadel" puts Australian Sports Stars on Back Foot

(1) Comments | Posted 17 August 2011 | (11:31)

Australia's newest sporting icon, Cadel Evans, is tramping a new footprint into the Australian sports landscape for others to follow.

Australians love a good sports story. The drama, the heroism, the triumph; all the elements of a modern day war story for the younger generation. With sports stars consistently...

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Some Thoughts on the London Riots

(2) Comments | Posted 9 August 2011 | (11:13)

Today I'm lost for words. I awoke this morning, and what I thought would have been a casual check of my overnight facebook updates turned out to be much, much worse.

From the relative safety of half a world away, I'm still watching the drama unfold from my living...

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