Olympic ice dancing spectacular to kick off Skate In The City

CANBERRA CBD LTD have announced that this year's Skate In The City is going to be opened by Australia's ground breaking Olympic ice dancers...

Gavel / The one match we have to save

“If there are no international games, the PM’s XI game is often the only time people in the ACT get to see top-level cricket," writes sports columnist TIM GAVEL

The Test is yet to come

There are 10 Test-cricket playing nations in the world. Nine of them have hosted Test matches in their respective capital cities. One hasn’t, says cricket tragic MARK PARTON

Transact passes the Caps’ ball to The Tradies

THE Tradies club has taken over the major sponsorship of the Canberra Capitals women's basketball team. Transact, which has been the team's naming sponsor for...

Gavel / Paul tees up a shot at the Olympics

“Paul has emerged as one of Canberra’s ‘go-to’ people when charities need help… tapping into almost any sphere of our community with little pretension and enormous success," says sports columnist TIM GAVEL

Skateboarding championships coming up at the Belco Bowl

MAD skateboarders, or the parents of mad skateboarders, should be getting ready for the ACT qualifying stop of the 2014 Nike x SbA Am...

Who wants to play some roller derby?

VARSITY Derby League (VDL), Canberra’s only gender-inclusive roller derby league, is looking for male and female new players, referees and officials and will be...

Gavel / Kayla keeps overriding the odds

KAYLA Nisbet’s story of overcoming the odds to pursue her dream of becoming a champion jockey should be mandatory reading for young people who...

Gavel / Best of Canberra takes a shot at the Games

"The Gold Coast Games have come at the perfect time with a growing perception that sportspeople have lost sight of the essence of sport," writes sport columnist TIM GAVEL

Stephen Moore has a Brumbies jumper for you if you get to Saturday’s game

The weekend's results have favoured our brave lads from the Brumbies, in no small part because they delivered the goods in thumping the Force...

Money leaves its dark mark

I REMEMBER standing outside the AIS pool as some of the world’s top swimmers were testing new swim suits. The pool’s glass walls were blacked...

Where are the footy crowds?

It has been said that people in Canberra are fickle and drawn to games when their side is winning, but that doesn’t appear to be the case this season, says TIM GAVEL
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Varsity Derby is looking for new skaters!

VARSITY Derby League (VDL), Canberra’s gender-inclusive roller derby league, is looking for male and female new players, referees and officials and will be holding...

Tickets go on sale for Australia v. South Africa at Manuka

ANDREW Barr has let Canberrans know tickets to November 19's Carlton Mid One Day International at Manuka Oval are now on sale. "It is...

Drugs here? Tell them they’re dreamin’

ANY Canberra sportsperson, professional or otherwise, would have to be delusional to even contemplate taking banned performance-enhancing drugs.  It is a widely held belief that...

Ferguson still a work in progress

IF Blake Ferguson was an American footballer they probably would have made a movie about him by now. When it comes to sportspeople losing their...

Sport / Is the AIS running the wrong way?

“Is the AIS simply there to monitor funding to elite sport and offer specialist facilities when required by individual sports? Has it become a shell of what it once was?" writes TIM GAVEL

Your ideas wanted for lakeside fitness circuit in Yarralumla

MEEGAN Fitzharris says the fitness circuit along Alexandrina Drive in Yarralumla will be revamped with new outdoor fitness equipment to be chosen by the...

Casino owners to sponsor the Brumbies

WORD is breaking that the new owners of the Canberra Casino, Aquis, have signed a six year deal to sponsor the Brumbies. This no doubt...

Will she, won’t she?

BY his own admission, Basketball ACT CEO Tony Jackson is an optimist and remains upbeat about the possibility of Lauren Jackson returning to play...





Non-essential businesses forced to close in Melbourne

Premier Daniel Andrews estimated 250,000 more workers would be stood down as a result of his government’s measures, which run for six weeks, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 


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