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Tokyo hacking bombshell shows just how low Russia will go
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Opinion

Tokyo hacking bombshell shows just how low Russia will go

The wicked, intentional and malevolent state-orchestrated conduct, engaged in by Russia and its operatives, is limitless.

  • by Darren Kane

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Britain accuses Russia of plotting to sabotage Tokyo Olympics
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Britain accuses Russia of plotting to sabotage Tokyo Olympics

The British government said there was a 95 per cent chance the cyberattacks were carried out by Russia, as US indicts six Russian military officers for wide-spread hacking.

  • by Bevan Shields
Sydney Paralympic Games were different for reason close to my heart
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Sydney Paralympic Games were different for reason close to my heart

I watched as they built the Olympic Stadium. I drove my car around the athletics track when it was still dirt. A couple of years later, I would win gold twice on that same soil - my home turf.

  • by Louise Sauvage
The Games that touched the soul: Sydney's Paralympics legacy
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The Games that touched the soul: Sydney's Paralympics legacy

From Siobhan Paton in the pool to Louise Sauvage on the track, the Sydney Games were a turning point for Australian athletes – and the para sport movement.

  • by Jordan Baker
Bottas claims F1 Eifel GP pole
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Bottas claims F1 Eifel GP pole

Valtteri Bottas has claimed pole position for the F1 Eifel Grand Prix, while Australia's Daniel Ricciardo will start from sixth.

Athletics urged to curb influence of 'super shoes'
Athletics

Athletics urged to curb influence of 'super shoes'

A prominent athletics scientist believes advanced technology is undermining the integrity of the sport.

  • by Robert Dineen
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IOC expects international fans at Tokyo Games: Bach
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IOC expects international fans at Tokyo Games: Bach

Tokyo Olympics organisers are expecting to welcome international spectators at next year's Games despite the COVID-19 pandemic, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says.

Britain may boycott Beijing Winter Olympics over Xinjiang abuses, says Raab
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Britain may boycott Beijing Winter Olympics over Xinjiang abuses, says Raab

Pew Research Centre polling revealed unfavourable views of China across 14 advanced economies with the highest dissatisfaction rating — 81 per cent — recorded in Australia.

  • by Latika Bourke
Shooting for glory: The perfect pictures
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Shooting for glory: The perfect pictures

Award-winning former Herald sport photographer Tim Clayton picks his five favourite photos from the 2000 Olympics and reveals the story behind them.

  • by Tim Clayton
Cool Runnings meets Dodgeball: The reality TV plot to turn footy players into Olympic handballers
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Cool Runnings meets Dodgeball: The reality TV plot to turn footy players into Olympic handballers

Handball had a participation base of around 500 players when Sydney were announced host of the 2000 Olympics - prompting a push from Channel Seven for ex-AFL and NRL stars to switch sports.

  • by Vince Rugari
As it happened: 'You have presented the best Olympic Games ever'
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As it happened: 'You have presented the best Olympic Games ever'

There wasn't a fairytale medal for Andrew Gaze as the curtain came down on Sydney, but it was a golden moment when Juan Antonio Samaranch uttered the words we all wanted to hear.

  • by Phil Lutton