If Goldilocks was in the market for some new wheels, this might be the first tyres she would kick.A car that's exciting but not quite wild.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will make a decision as early as possible on whether boxing and weightlifting will be at the Paris 2024 Games, president Thomas Bach says."We are quite concerned because in these two federations there are problems of good governance and that is why we are currently monitoring them very closely," Bach told French sports daily L'Equipe.
Alen Stajcic's first-hand knowledge of the Matildas will pose a "unique challenge" to Australia at next year's Asian Cup in India.The former Matildas boss will face his old team in the continental competition in January after Australia and Stajcic's Philippines team were drawn together in Group B of the 12-nation tournament.
Pursuing an eighth Noosa Triathlon title has lifted Ashleigh Gentle off "rock bottom" and helped her overcome the harsh fall-out of a failed Tokyo Olympic campaign.The 30-year-old will shoot for a seventh-straight Noosa title on Sunday, having won a record seventh overall crown in 2019 before COVID-19 forced the cancellation of last year's edition.
The Australian rugby community is mourning the loss of 11-Test Wallaby James "Jim" Phipps, who has died aged 89.A superb centre who dominated the Australian midfield in the mid-1950s, Phipps was a strong utility back and an impenetrable defender.
Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan looms as the Christmas Grinch to Australia's summer sporting codes as the state faces the very real prospect of being shut off from the rest of the country.WA is the only state without a roadmap to reopening for Christmas, and the tough stance is set to cause havoc on the sporting scheduling front.
After his giant strides in Tokyo, it's back to baby steps for Peter Bol.The middle-distance running star has narrowed his focus significantly ahead of a busy 12 months, which will feature the world titles and then the Commonwealth Games.
Senior Victorian government minister Martin Pakula's seat has been abolished as part of a redistribution of the state's electoral boundaries ahead of the next election.The independent Electoral Boundaries Commission on Thursday announced nine existing electoral districts across the state will be replaced, including Mr Pakula's seat of Keysborough.
The Queensland government has denied opposition claims that Olympic laws could prevent documents relating to the Brisbane 2032 Games being publicly released.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk tabled laws in parliament to set up the organising committee for the Olympic Games on Wednesday.
As the 2021 Supercars championship gets ready to return to the track after a four-month hiatus, shareholder Archer Capital has confirmed a sale agreement for its majority stake in the motor sport category.The sale was confirmed on Thursday, on the eve of the Sydney SuperNight event which will be the first Supercars event since back-to-back events in Townsville in July.
The Super Netball season will start in March next year to accommodate the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.The 2021 season opened on May 1 but next year's campaign has been brought forward to commence on March 26 - so Diamonds players are properly prepared for the Games, which begin in late July.
Barcelona have said Sergi Barjuan is to be interim coach to replace Ronald Koeman, who was fired Wednesday evening.Sergi, as he is widely known, has been in charge of Barcelona's 'B' team until now.
Bayern Munich have suffered their worst ever German Cup defeat with Borussia Monchengladbach recording an extraordinary 5-0 home win in the second round of the competition.The hosts struck three times in the opening 21 minutes as they demolished the German champions and record 20-time Cup winners.
LaLiga has reported the racist abuse of Real Madrid player Vinicius Junior by a Barcelona supporter during the El Clasico to authorities.The incident occurred as Vinicius made his way around the Camp Nou pitch after being substituted in the 87th minute of the 2-1 victory for Real on Sunday.
A proposed World 12s rugby tournament has suffered a potentially terminal blow following opposition from unions and domestic competitions.Dubbed the Indian Premier League of rugby, organisers planned to launch the 12-a-side tournament in August 2022 in the hope that its franchise system, including a player auction, would entice new fans and money into the game.
Cricket NSW have vented their frustrations at state governments after border closures all but ruled former Australian allrounder Erin Burns out of the Women's Big Bash.Burns skipped the start of the tournament to spend time with her pregnant wife, after playing in The Hundred in England during the winter.
With 100 days until the start of the Winter Olympics, Beijing is promising a "simple and safe" 2022 Games - although preparations are anything but simple as China readies to host thousands of athletes and personnel as it battles COVID-19 flare-ups.Beijing will be the first city to stage both the Summer and Winter Games, but net year's event is shadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and calls from human rights groups and some United States lawmakers for a boycott or shift of host over China's treat
Adelaide United midfielder Josh Cavallo hopes more professional footballers will follow his lead and publicly announce that they're gay.Cavallo on Wednesday became a rarity in professional sport: an openly gay male athlete.
An official organising committee for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics will be set up under proposed laws in Queensland.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will on Wednesday table the laws in state parliament to set up the organising committee for the Olympic Games (OCOG).
After a global search for a new chief executive, Swimming Australia (SA) has opted to appoint from within by giving caretaker Eugenie Buckley the permanent job.Buckley has been acting chief executive of SA since Alex Baumann resigned, citing health reasons, in August after three months in the role.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews are at loggerheads as the Australian Open vaccination debate rages on.Sparking a political brouhaha, the PM on Wednesday said unvaccinated tennis stars would be welcomed into Australia for the season-opening grand slam in January provided they completed two weeks in quarantine.
A senior public servant who pushed through a grant now at the centre of a NSW corruption probe did so partly because the local MP - a "particularly pesky backbencher" and Gladys Berejiklian's secret boyfriend - "had the ear of the premier".The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption is probing whether Ms Berejiklian breached the public's trust when she failed to disclose her relationship with former Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire as she dealt with projects he was pushing for his electorate.
Casual COVID-19 contacts in the ACT will no longer have to isolate if they are fully vaccinated, while the time in quarantine for close contacts will be halved.The changes to quarantine measures, announced by the ACT's chief health officer Dr Kerryn Coleman, comes as Canberra reached 90 per cent of eligible residents being fully vaccinated.
Australian hockey legend and lifelong Port Adelaide fan Juliet Haslam will be the architect of the Power's entry into the AFLW.The two-time Olympic gold medallist has been appointed as the head of the Port program ahead of them joining the AFLW in 2023.
Australia's Winter Olympians are hoping to use lessons learned in Tokyo to reap a record number of medals in Beijing in 2022.The Games open in China in 100 days - on February 4 - with a team of around 40 Australian athletes attending.