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 …

Kiana Elliott: from Gymnast to Weight Lifter

Official Siren Collaborator Mary Konstantopoulos spoke to gymnast turned weightlifter Kiana Elliott as the athlete looks firmly toward the Tokyo Olympics, ready to represent Australia. Last week when Kiana Elliott was named as part of Australia’s Olympic team to compete in Tokyo it was the fulfillment of a childhood dream. “Representing Australia was something that …