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2015/07/03 13:05
2015/07/03 13:05
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The game went on and Phil Walsh, who loved his footy with a fierce passion, would have appreciated the gesture. In scenes that will be repeated across this weekend, Collingwood and Hawthorn honoured...
2015/07/03 13:05
2015/07/03 13:05
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2015/07/03 07:49
2015/07/03 07:49
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Olyspecial. Melbourne Olympics. Ron Clarke carries the flame around the arena during the opening ceremony. Fairfax Archives. 25 November 1956. Photo:Fairfax Archives First published in The Sydney...
2015/07/03 07:48
2015/07/03 07:48
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Victory comes in many forms, some more enduring than others. Sixty years ago, Ron Clarke, with Herb Elliott and John Landy, created an Australian distance running tradition. Clarke broke 17 world...
2015/07/03 07:48
2015/07/03 07:48
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Too much has been made of my role in 1956 because as I say, I only got it because I wasn't good enough to get into the Games. First published in The Sun-Herald on April 30, 2000 No one ever told me...
2015/06/23 04:14
2015/06/23 04:14
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A PUBLIC memorial service will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground next month for Olympian Ron Clarke who died last week after a short battle with illness. The service will be held on July 14 at...
2015/06/22 21:19
2015/06/22 21:19
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IN the wake of the terrible display of disrespect during the Ron Clarke tribute at the recent MCG State of Origin game, I feel compelled to write as his long lasting legacy of sportsmanship is still...
2015/06/21 03:05
2015/06/21 03:05
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Out of tune: The State of Origin crowd at the MCG. Photo: Getty Images A radio debate last weekend about the booing of Adam Goodes touched on the matter of whether it's realistic, and reasonable, to...
2015/06/21 01:40
2015/06/21 01:40
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... James Salter, the prize-winning author acclaimed for his sophisticated, granular prose and sobering insights in "Light Years," "A Sport and a Pastime" and other fiction, has died at age 90. Salter,...
2015/06/20 04:02
2015/06/20 04:02
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He was the world junior record holder in the mile as a Melbourne teenager and in a nod to his promise was selected to light the cauldron during the Opening Ceremonies of the 1956 Olympic Games in his...
2015/06/20 04:02
2015/06/20 04:02
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Within a few years, Emil Zatopek’s support of the Prague Spring would make him persona non grata in his native Czechoslovakia, the winner of the 5,000, 10,000 and marathon at the 1952 Olympic Games...
2015/06/20 02:49
2015/06/20 02:49
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RIP: Ron Clarke. Illustration: John Shakespeare Here at TFF, as regular readers will appreciate, we don't often discuss vaginas, but this week we must – both individually, and collectively. Let's...
2015/06/19 21:23
2015/06/19 21:23
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FOR mine, the hero emerging from Origin II on Wednesday night was Blues coach Laurie Daley. He has trampled the idiom that nice people come last. Sure there were some controversial moments, none...
2015/06/19 21:04
2015/06/19 21:04
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Cheers, jeers and swear jars Photo Source: Getty Images Related Links "I am willing to do my part for the team. If that's doing all the niggly stuff, I'm willing to do that." NSW forward James...
2015/06/19 11:05
2015/06/19 11:05
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Ron Clarke once reflected on what he regarded as the main similarity between the two major strands of his life, sport and business. “If to succeed in either you need to resort to dishonesty or...
2015/06/19 07:12
2015/06/19 07:12
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Nic van Raaphorst - he's the form runner and the one to beat at Burrumbeet ONE TO BEAT: YCW's Nick van Raaphorst has the form to claim another Chas Suffren Memorial cross country success. Picture:...
2015/06/19 06:34
2015/06/19 06:34
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JUST DAYS earlier Ron Clarke had written a letter to the parents of young South Australian steeplechaser Kerry O’Brien assuring them their son was doing well in Mexico. Clarke had taken on a...
2015/06/19 02:17
2015/06/19 02:17
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ALL roads lead to Suncorp Stadium for State of Origin 3 after the Blues levelled the series with an emphatic victory at the MCG. The first half was an even affair with both states going try for try,...
2015/06/18 21:18
2015/06/18 21:18
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... hour RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know today Stanford twin refused bail, Spedding's explosive claim, Chris Lane's killer gets life, QLD teen not a terrorist, gangland baby bump, Ron...
2015/06/18 14:48
2015/06/18 14:48
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... Bill Shorten has to go. It’s hard to know where to start but I’ll try. Not knowing spy agencies paid money under a Labor government, making the Greens look like responsible powerbrokers through his...
2015/06/18 12:27
2015/06/18 12:27
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Underestimated for so long, the NSW coach is starting to show his value In the aftermath to Origin II, in the victorious yet perfectly restrained NSW dressing room, I caught a glimpse of something...
2015/07/03 13:05
2015/07/03 13:05
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