Nowhere is the racism in sport issue better understood than in the US given that the African American population has been around 10-12 per cent since 1890.
Colin Tatz, then an ANU Visiting Professor in Politics and International Relations, argued in 2017 that Australia only excels at a few sports with little international competition.
Australia's Channel 7 team was all about ignoring history as its selected commentators went into describing, poorly, the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.
At face value in terms of medals won, Australia's performance in athletics pales in comparison to other Olympic Games (OG) sports.
Such credits do nothing to remove existing emissions in the way that soil carbon sequestration or direct air capture does, giving an accountant's version of carbon neutrality.
The Olympic business model means that host cities invariably lose out. Brisbane will need a heroic effort to avoid that fate.
It will not matter that athletes suffer infections. It will not matter that they will be spread. It will be irrelevant that the Japanese public do not want these games.
Smarter testing means while tests are fewer, athletes are just as likely, if not more so, to be caught when cheating.
The second reason is that some national leaders, namely those in countries where the government is not accountable to voters or taxpayers, seek to demonstrate political and economic power.
Women make up 53.5% of the Australian Olympic team. Is this affirmative action gone rogue, or a fair representation of the preformance of the sexes?
Yes, giving up is no longer an option for Barty. Having rolled over brilliant Gerber in the semi-final, she was not going to be a wilting flower.
International rugby and domestic soccer lag well behind the entrenched franchises of League and Rules.