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 …

5 under the radar sports to catch at the Olympics

As the Tokyo Olympics come closer, we’re highlighting five sports that haven’t necessarily been at the forefront, but are worth turning on the TV for. Softball Softball is one of two women-only events at the Olympics and made its debut in 1996. Australia’s ‘Aussie Spirit’ competed—and medalled—four times until 2008, when the sport was removed …