Five lessons: working on Australia’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games coverage

Sports journalist Marnie Vinall jumped in feet first when working on Australia’s official Tokyo 2020 broadcast, and shares some things she learned in the process. When I got the call from Nick Barrow, Executive Producer of Sport at Channel Seven, asking if I wanted to join the Olympic coverage team for the Tokyo 2020 Games, …

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 …