Aussies set the bar high… everywhere

Almost half a century ago, a bloke called Dick Fosbury came up with a new way of getting over the high jump bar. Today, the Fosbury Flop is the sport’s standard. It may not be the coolest name and it may well have raised a few questions about Dick’s performance in other areas but Fosbury…

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And the Aussies are on the board!

If you took all the Winter Olympics athletes and stuck them in a classroom, the snowboarders would be the cool kids sitting up the back, tilted on two legs of their chair, flicking rubber bands at the nerds. They are sport’s anti-athletes, the ones that go out of their way to look like they don’t…

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Crashes a-go-go at Sochi

The Winter Olympics has always been a bit of a poor relation to its older summer sibling. Fewer athletes, too many clothes. But if there’s one area where the Winter Games come into their own, it’s in the element of danger. Downhill skiers descend mountains faster than the highway speed limit. The lugeys go just…

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