Surreal but familiar: Aoife Coughlan’s Tokyo experience

Fresh from her Olympic campaign, Mary Konstantopoulos speaks to Australian judo athlete Aoife Coughlan about her Tokyo experience, and why she’s looking toward Paris 2024. When Aoife Coughlan’s parents Paul and Jean met decades ago doing judo at university, little did they know that they were starting a connection to the sport which would continue …

Uniforms have more meaning than what we wear

Deakin University journalism student Felicity Smith looks at some recent—and not so recent—commentary on women’s sports uniforms and the control over women’s bodies. Uniforms are significant—historically so. Uniforms in sport are there to identify, to unite, to unify the player with the watcher. Athletes can use them to show pride, either in their country or …

Rowie Webster is Ready to Lead In and Out of the Pool

Siren Collaborator Mary Konstantopoulos speaks to Aussie Stingers captain Rowie Webster about fighting for gold in a very different Olympic Games. Rowie Webster landed in Tokyo last week, alongside her Australian Stingers teammates, preparing to represent Australia in her third Olympic Games. Plenty has changed for Webster since she made her Olympic water polo debut …