On this day: The Aussie Stingers win gold at the Sydney Olympics

This post was first written for and published by the Roar. On this day 20 years ago the Australian women’s water polo team beat the United States to claim the first-ever women’s water polo gold medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Those who can recall the match tend to remember one key moment. There […]

Rowie Webster challenges all of us to ask ‘R U OK?’

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. his has certainly been a year like no other. All of us are facing challenges, whether it be homeschooling children, looking after elderly parents, a loss of income or simply dealing with the stress of our first pandemic, but for many of our Tokyo […]

Belle Brockhoff’s tribute to mate, Alex Pullin

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  You could say that Belle Brockhoff was born to be a winter athlete. Her uncle Peter Brockhoff competed in the 1960 and 1964 Winter Olympics in alpine skiing and her great aunt Joyce Brockhoff still has a run named after her at Mount Hotham […]

Lisa Darmamin changing one beach at a time in the lead-up to Tokyo

This post was first written for and published by the Roar. arlier this year it was announced that Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin had been selected to represent Australia at the (then) 2020 Tokyo Olympic games in sailing. The selection followed an incredible period of success for the pair. In 2018-19 the cousins had a […]

Wallace supports Daffodil Day ahead of historic Tokyo appearance

This post was first written for and published by the Roar.  lite sport is part of the fabric of the Wallace family. In 2008, Bernadette Wallace’s brother Ken made history as Australia’s most successful male Olympian in Beijing. Ken won two gold medals in the K1 500 and 1000 events. Now, Bernadette will follow in […]

One step at a time towards Jemima Montag’s Tokyo dream

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. our years ago, Jemima Montag and her family took a trip to Tokyo. With the results of the Rio Olympics firmly in mind and while touring the stunning city, Jemima’s younger sister asked her for something. “Wouldn’t it be great, Jemima, if you did […]

Stephanie Sang’s kids inspire return to elite table tennis

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  or most people, a global pandemic means it is really hard to predict what the future will hold. But after her recent selection to represent Australia in table tennis at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, Stephanie Sang knows exactly where she wants to be […]

Surf Life Saving Australia celebrates 40 years of women

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  In early 1980, Surf Life Saving Australia’s National Council held a meeting, which would be remembered for decades to come as fundamentally changing the face of surf lifesaving in Australia forever. Via motion, it was recommended that from 1 July 1980, surf clubs across […]