The 'host city effect' from the Sydney games has gone. The Australian team won as many medals at the Rio Olympics as it could plausibly expect to.
Certain countries consistently take the lion's share of medals at the Olympics but it's got little to do with national character.
One function of description is to point out aspects which may not be easy for viewers or listeners to follow.
One possible solution to issues of gender equity in sport would be to make all sports competitions unisex, with prize money and other conditions totally based on audience demand and competition on the sports field.
We need to find ways to capitalise on areas where Australia has a strong presence and operating culture already, and we need ideas that can be put to use now.
Let’s face it, these ‘terrorists’ are not Greek nationals, they are Australian young men, and at most there’s a hard core idiotic group of about twenty.
'As Ali said, 'Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.'
Most field surfaces outside Australia do indeed look like carpet with their lush green colour, often made more impressive by attractive chequered patterns.
Since the formation of the EPL, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City have between them won over 90 per cent of the league titles.
Just why has the Big Bash taken off in the past two years? From humble beginnings it's now compelling viewing, live and on TV.
It's not just about prize money. It's about endorsements. It's about media exposure. It's about body image.
Jarry Hayne has managed to carry the ball across the try line in the US, but the culture will require finer skills.