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Saturday 6 August 2016
Column Sport

side by side: women to watch at the 2016 rio olympic games

Danielle Croci
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Can you believe the Rio Olympics are here? For the first time, Australia will be sending more female athletes than men to the games, with the last-minute qualification of Australia’s women’s eight rowing team after Russia’s ban pushing us over the line to 50.6%. That means there are more women than ever to watch this…
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Thursday 26 May 2016
Column Opinion Sport

side by side: a guide to the matildas

Danielle Croci
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The Rio Olympics are coming up in August, and I was shocked to discover that I know very little about our national women’s soccer* team. When I think of the Matildas, my mind conjures up a mix of highs and lows – the team’s great successes but also their lengthy pay disputes and volatile playing…
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Sunday 16 December 2012
Culture

healthy bytes: row your boat

Ruby Mahoney
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Third in our December series of women’s sports, rowing! Read on for the health benefits of rowing, the local rowing clubs, and women’s rowing as a professional sport. Why row? Rowing is about strength, cardio and flexibility. A low-impact form of exercise, it strengthens muscles and joints throughout the body without the strain of weights…
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Thursday 16 August 2012
Culture

the gender games

Erin Stewart
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More women than ever have competed in the 2012 London Olympics than any previous games. For the first time, every country represented at the Olympic Games has sent women to compete in London. This includes Saudi Arabia, a country that has never previously sent any women athletes to the Olympics. Women’s boxing also made its…
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Monday 6 August 2012
Opinion

the leisel jones weight debate

Kaylia Payne
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Just before the London Olympics were set to begin, harsh comments about Leisel Jone’s weight began to arise. Well… they were harsh if you are of one opinion. If you’re of the other, then they were fair comments. While I can guess which side of the fence Lip readers will be on, I am not…
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Monday 6 August 2012
Opinion

the olympic women

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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The Olympics are occurring as I type and what better way to comment on them than to make disparaging and sexist comments on the women athletes and their bodies! Why, that’s my favourite thing to do! We’ve all heard the speculation that was around before Leisel Jones, Australian Olympic swimmer, competed in the Games. Why,…
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Wednesday 20 June 2012
Culture

going for gold: hurdling virgins still cause a stir

Emma Koehn
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If the concept of two weeks of Olympic coverage sends you hurtling towards your hard drive ready to demolish five seasons of HBO drama programming, don’t fret – the soap opera that is the lives of professional athletes could entertain you yet. Pop media interviews with young female sports stars have been problematic in the…
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