No Olympics would be complete without a viewing of Chariots Of Fire. While it takes liberties with the historical facts, it does so for reasons of dramatic tension, not to radically misrepresent the character of those whose story it tells. The Olympics themselves seem obsessed with creating and feeding their self-narrative as an entity. Chariots …

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Normally even the Olympics wouldn’t make much of a dint in the interest in the football codes, especially the AFL in Melbourne. Since so many people can’t get out it’ll be interesting to see what they actually watch. (Draws count as correct) NRL (last round 6/8; season tally 95/136) Paramatta Easts Melbourne Souths Manly Penrith …

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So, the NSW second team defeating the QLD first team needs a bit of work. Maybe next year they’d pick the actual second best half-back/five-eighth combo instead of the the development option. This weekend the NSWRL premiership plays in QLD, the VFL may well play in a variety of departure lounges wherever two teams are …

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