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.
Should Western societies respond to the Communist Party of China (CCP) through sporting boycotts?
Just recently, Sam Kerr, Australia's highest paid female footballer, signed a lucrative contract with Chelsea reportedly worth around $2 million for a two-and-a-half year deal.
The decimated ratings and revenues of American sports codes which have embraced political virtue-signalling is evidence of the truism, 'go woke: go broke'.
For the hardliners, there is no excuse or sympathy for a positive drug test. According to Dick Pound, former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, 'Everybody who's caught doping says I have no idea...'
In recent years, it is hard to go past basketball as being our most successful male international sport, even though Australia’s team has never won a medal at a global championship level.
He was very much one of those cricketers who made the pulse race, a figure for the advocates of a faster variant of the game. Nothing of the solid blocker in the man, though he could, if needed, linger at the crease.
There are a tangle of issues all together. What are beaches for? Who are they for?
In VFL/AFL football there is a time honoured tradition of the crowd being vocal during matches.