Cricket World Cup coming to Canberra, volunteers wanted

VOLUNTEERS are wanted for next year's Cricket World Cup, which has three matches scheduled for Canberra. More than one million people are expected to attend...

Labor to advance the notion of a new ice sports facility

ANDREW Barr says a re-elected ACT Labor government will help build a new ice sports facility in Canberra’s south. "The success of the CBR Brave...

Sport: The codes that define the city

“So what sports would you identify with Canberra? What sports set us apart?"

Throwing the kitchen sink at Mount Stromlo

ANDREW Barr and Shane Rattenbury have released the updated Stromlo Forest Park master plan. "Stromlo Forest Park is already a world-class recreational facility with thousands...
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Free pool day as Civic Pool re-opens

SHANE Rattenbury says Canberra Olympic Pool will host a free open day next Saturday (31 October) to celebrate the start of the summer swim...

There’s just something about Lauren

IN Canberra, we like to think of ourselves as being unaffected by fame and the famous but, says TIM GAVEL, that pretence has gone out the window following the return of Lauren Jackson.

Routine maintenance closes ACT sportsgrounds

ALL ACT government irrigated sportsgrounds will be closed for two weeks for routine maintenance. 

Quidditch championship in Canberra this weekend

IT may be a game out of the Harry Potter books (in which wizards riding broomsticks through the sky play it) but Quidditch is...

Broomsticks to the ready, here’s the Quidditch Cup

IT may have started with Harry Potter, but the ANU’s quidditch team, the ANU Owls, say they’re playing the sport for the complex, multi-ball,...

Sporting confidential: I don’t like Mondays!

I MIGHT be showing my age but the whole concept of “Mad Monday” celebrations appears to be an out-dated ritual that has little relevance...

Looking after our history

Isn’t it about time we got serious about looking after our history of sport in Canberra, asks TIM GAVEL? AT the moment, our local history...

What do you want from an outdoor fitness station in Theodore?

SHANE Rattenbury is asking for your thoughts on new outdoor fitness stations planned for three new locations across Canberra. “Fitness stations will be installed...

Gavel / Oh, how the big men fly

"Rival sports must be in awe of the resources at the disposal of the AFL, which are difficult to match with more development officers on the ground than any other sport," writes TIM GAVEL

Gavel / Erik prepares for ‘hell on the high water’

"I like a boat where communication is effective and people are not yelling," veteran Sydney-to-Hobart yachtsman Erik Adriaanse tells TIM GAVEL

Gavel / The good Friend of rugby

IT is a testament to the character of Andy Friend that, after 23 years of coaching, he continues to have a passion for rugby. Friend...

Dugan returns to Raiders

CANBERRA Raiders and State of Origin fullback Josh Dugan was given the all clear by medical staff to play in this weekend’s...

Simon moves to protect event organisers and corporate sponsors

SIMON Corbell says he is going to introduce the Major Events Bill 2014 to establish new legislation for security management and commercial protections for...

Graf: three more years with Capitals

CARRIE Graf has confirmed she will continue to coach the Canberra Capitals for at least the next three seasons. "It's an absolute honour for me...

Paper wings to soar at ADFA on Monday

ON Monday the 2015 Red Bull Paper Wings Canberra "qualiflyer" is taking place at the Australian Defence Force Academy. It's open to anyone over...

Gavel / Just when I’m starting to like Kyrgios again…

"Having seen young athletes with ability sabotage their careers through poor behaviour, Kyrgios did his best to give the impression he was on the same path," writes sport columnist TIM GAVEL





Rangers threaten to bin unclaimed corflutes

SIX weeks out from Saturday’s election, City Services rangers removed more than 2100 corflutes that were in breach of the “Public Unleased Land Act 2013” code of practice”. 


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