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Australian sport in 2021: a bright year despite predictably dark clouds | Kieran Pender
The Olympics and Paralympics were the headline acts during a year which also highlighted the worst of Australian sport

Kieran Pender

30, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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When a sportswriter tries competitive sport: a rush even if failure is all-but assured | Kieran Pender
After a decade of judging athletes from the safety of the press box, it was my turn. Trying something new offered a potent dose of humility

Kieran Pender

22, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘It started out as pub chat’: four men in a row boat target Atlantic crossing | Kieran Pender
With 440 chocolate bars and a month’s worth of podcasts, the Australian crew will attempt a 5,000km voyage in record time

Kieran Pender

27, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Kiribati’s attempts to keep stranded Australian judge out of the country ruled unconstitutional
In a landmark ruling, Kiribati’s chief justice ordered the government to allow high court judge David Lambourne to return

Kieran Pender

19, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Pfizer Covid vaccine approval for children imminent as NSW hits 90% vaccination rate – as it happened
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Cait Kelly (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

09, Nov, 2021 @8:19 AM

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‘We’ve been abandoned’: the long road to recovery for black summer bushfire survivors
Nearly two years after fires devastated the NSW south coast, families still live in caravans as they struggle to rebuild in the face of red tape, a skills shortage and dwindling government support

Kieran Pender

08, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Choppy seas ahead for surfer Kelly Slater and other stars unvaccinated against Covid-19 | Kieran Pender
In sports notable for globe-trotting, Australia’s entry requirements make for a significant competitive liability

Kieran Pender

08, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Winter Games athletes put in invidious position by Olympic committees | Kieran Pender
Winter Olympians have been backed into a corner after the IOC pushed ahead with the Games in China

Kieran Pender

03, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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In the Sharma case, Australia’s federal court must not avert its eyes from the climate crisis | Kieran Pender
If the environment minister allows 100m tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, she will be inflicting future harm. It’s as simple as that

Kieran Pender

21, Oct, 2021 @3:51 AM

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Where to now for Australian track cycling after Olympic flop? | Kieran Pender
A post-mortem is under way into how one of the best-funded disciplines returned just one bronze medal at the Tokyo Games

Kieran Pender

20, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘We just started up our own team’: the force behind Australia’s road cycling success | Kieran Pender
BridgeLane was born from humble beginnings in Tasmania but has become a nursery for successful Grand Tour riders

Kieran Pender

09, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Daniel Ricciardo the star in the Netflix-isation of sport
Drive to Survive has become a viral hit, with lockdowns and demand for content driving the new trend in sport

Kieran Pender

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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