Advertisement Opinion Melissa King hopes to leave a legacy through the FIBA Women’s World Cup

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In July 2018, New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian declared the NSW government’s ambition to bid for ten world cups in the next ten years.

These world cups spanned many sports and it was estimated they would generate a total visitor spend of $1 billion.

Since that announcement, Australia and New South Wales have been part of some massive sporting events including the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup, the Rugby League Nines and the ATP Tennis World Team Cup.

An Australian record and getting engaged all part of a big year for Jessica Hull

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One of the biggest challenges during this pandemic for many of us has been the stillness.

Due to restrictions on our movement, many of us have been forced to spend plenty of time in the one spot.

But for many of our athletes who spend the year travelling the world pursuing their sporting dreams, the pandemic meant an opportunity to stay put and get some much-needed time with family.

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

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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 run of four out of five international wins, with back-to-back bronze medals at the 2019 and 2020 Nacra 17 World Championships.

After finishing in second place at Rio, Darmanin is hopeful that her and Waterhouse can finish one better in Tokyo next year.

Wallace supports Daffodil Day ahead of historic Tokyo appearance

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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 her brother’s footsteps having earnt selection for Tokyo when she won the C2 500-metre event at the Oceania Canoe Sprint Championships alongside teammate Josephine Bulmer. In Tokyo, Wallace will be one of just two Australian women to compete in an Olympic canoe event as the discipline makes its debut for women in Tokyo.

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

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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 us all a favour and tried to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics so we can all come back to Tokyo?”

Surf Life Saving Australia celebrates 40 years of women

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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 Australia give women the chance to get their Bronze Medallions and then give women the chance to become active patrolling members.

Ashleigh Werner sliding her way to the Winter Olympics

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rowing up, Ashleigh Werner had a dream of representing Australia in the Olympic Games, but you might say that over the years she has had some trouble picking just one sport to compete in.

Throughout her life Werner has participated in plenty of sports, including swimming, athletics, touch football, netball, rugby sevens, rugby union and rugby league, so it might surprise you to learn that she’s currently working towards representing Australia in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in monobob.