Sporty is your guide to the powerful place of sport and fitness in Australia’s cultural life. Recognising it’s much more than a game, Sporty charts and analyses big-time spectator sports, celebrates the amateur athlete and encourages anyone struggling to get active. You don’t have to get sport, to get Sporty!
The Big 20: how the times have changed sport
It started with a bang and ended with a whimper. The first 20 years of this century began with all the joy and optimism of the Sydney Olympic Games. It finished with empty stadiums and cancelled events.
Running for life, and stand-up paddle boarding
'I move as a man in love with life'. John Connell is an Irish farmer. In his spare time he's a runner. And a wordsmith.
24hr Murph challenge; sport & education for Indigenous kids
Do you think you could do this: go for a 1 mile run, do 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, then another mile run? How about doing all this as many times as you can over 24 hours?
Why you don't want to exercise
If you're a reluctant exerciser, it may help to know that it's because we evolved that way. You have to override ancient powerful instincts to choose to do optional physical activity.
Women in the commentary box
Once upon a time it would never have happened. You'd never hear or see a woman commentating on top men's sports like football or cricket. But that's changing...
Enjoyable exercise Bollywood dancing, and AFL & NRL v COVID
It's the Grand Finals of our two major football codes this weekend. But which code fared better under COVID: AFL or NRL?
And - for fitness and fun - try Bollywood dancing.