Monthly Archives: August 2013

1914: Yarra Park

Let’s start today with a great photo by D.A Sawyer: You are probably thinking this looks more 2013 than 1914. And you would be right. This was taken a few months ago, as the under-13 Richmond Junior Football Club team celebrated a win. They had a great season, and yesterday they played against Warrandyte in […]

1911: New York

There was some interesting suggestions posted following last week’s blog. A couple of alternative ideas were offered via the old fashioned way (i.e: by speaking). Could it be a dumbell? Was it the bolt from a chariot wheel? All good ideas! But without further ado, because I know the world has been waiting with bated […]

What Am I?

A special event, a bit of teaser about next week’s blog. Can you guess what piece of sporting equipment this is and the decade it is from? Share your suggestions by posting a comment. All will be revealed next week!

1878: New Haven

My partner in crime directed my attention to an article by Glenn Jackson, published in The Age last week. Following “silicon tape-gate” – although accusations of bat tampering didn’t stick (ahem) – Jackson revealed that equipment modification was a big problem in…table tennis. There is a particular super glue that if used to fasten the rubber to […]

668 BC: Olympia [the supplements supplement]

It is said, that human beings are innately competitive, and nowhere is this more pronounced than in sport. As a result, athletes will do whatever they can to better their competitors: train differently, eat certain foods and reject others, talk to psychologists, not talk to psychologists, wear the latest runners, use the best equipment and so […]

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