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Olympics: Streamlined Tokyo Games may set future standard, says Coates

29 Jul 2020

SYDNEY The Olympic movement faces its biggest challenge for four decades in getting a streamlined Tokyo Summer Games up and running next year but influential official John Coates believes it will happen.

Road warrior Rebels down woeful Waratahs in Sydney

24 Jul 2020

SYDNEY The Melbourne Rebels got their first success on their enforced road trip when they beat the New South Wales Waratahs 29-10 in a scrappy, penalty-strewn Super Rugby AU contest at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

Women's World Cup destined for pastures new in 2023 vote

24 Jun 2020

SYDNEY The task of building on the huge success of last year's Women's World Cup will fall to a region that has never staged it before when Colombia and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand vie for the 2032 hosting rights in Thursday's FIFA vote.

On this day: Born June 4, 1965 - Mick Doohan, motorcycle world champion

03 Jun 2020

SYDNEY Mick Doohan dominated the top class of motorcycle racing for half a decade at the end of the last century, wiping the floor with the competition to win five consecutive 500cc world championships.

Australia's A-league to resume in July - Football Federation Australia

28 May 2020

SYDNEY Australia's A-League, which was suspended in March because of the coronavirus outbreak, will resume in mid-July providing an agreement can be reached with broadcasters, Football Federation Australia said on Thursday.

Project Apollo bears fruit as NRL lifts off again

27 May 2020

SYDNEY Australia's National Rugby League will bring professional team sport back to the southern hemisphere for the first time since the coronavirus shutdown when the Brisbane Broncos host the Parramatta Eels in Brisbane on Thursday.

Australia competition could include Western Force, Sunwolves

11 May 2020

SYDNEY Rugby Australia are looking at potentially including both the Western Force and Japan's Sunwolves in a competition with their four Super Rugby sides to start in early July, high performance manager Ben Whitaker said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Australia competition could include Western Force, Sunwolves

11 May 2020

SYDNEY, May 11 Rugby Australia are looking at potentially including both the Western Force and Japan's Sunwolves in a competition with their four Super Rugby sides to start in early July, high performance manager Ben Whitaker said on Monday.

On this day: Born May 12: Jonah Lomu, rugby union winger

11 May 2020

SYDNEY It was in the third minute of the 1995 World Cup semi-final between New Zealand and England in Cape Town that rugby union changed forever.

Tokyo Games could be 'greatest ever', says Coates

09 May 2020

SYDNEY Senior international Olympics official John Coates said on Saturday the delayed Tokyo Olympics could end up being the greatest Games ever, coming next year as the world emerges from COVID-19 crisis.

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