Two Good Sports

Two Good Sports

Understand the biggest sport stories in the country with acclaimed journalists Abbey Gelmi and Georgie Tunny. Get sports news with the context that matters every Tuesday morning.

Episodes

June 10, 2024 34 mins

If you're not entrenched in the marathon world, it may surprise you to know that the fastest qualifiers aren't always the ones who are actually sent to the Olympics. The runners that make the team are entirely at the discretion of Athletics Australia. It's a policy that's seen one of our best marathoners - top-three finisher, Lisa Weightman - miss out on selection for Paris, triggering a heated debate online and in the athletics co...

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Don’t miss Find and Tell, the search for the next generation of Australian storytellers. Think of it like one of those TV talent shows... but for podcasting!

You'll hear from four Australians as they go head-to-head to Find and Tell unique and interesting stories from around the country, based on a new theme each episode.

Follow along each Wednesday as host Jamila Rizvi decides which storyteller will take home the grand prize and...

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June 3, 2024 34 mins

It’s no secret that rugby in Australia isn’t in great shape. But things just got worse for the game with the axing of the Melbourne Rebels. The club are no more, and won’t be competing in Super Rugby next season. Executives say they’re still committed to growing the sport in Victoria but the loss of the Rebels points to even bigger issues for rugby in Australia. So, with a home World Cup on the horizon in 2027, can the game bounce ...

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It's been called an epidemic of the game. Women's football is dominated by anterior cruciate ligament injuries, and in recent years it seems to be getting worse. 37 players missed the World Cup because of them, and now Sam Kerr has been ruled out of this year's Olympics. So what's going on? And why are female athletes more likely to suffer the dreaded knee injury?

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May 20, 2024 21 mins

We're taking a break this week but we didn't want to leave you hanging. With the Premier League season all wrapped up, we thought it was a good time to revisit one of our best episodes from last year on Ange Postecoglou. He's just completed his first season as Tottenham manager, and although it didn't all go to plan, its worth reflecting on just how far he's come in his incredible coaching career.

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She's been a crucial part of the Matildas for nearly two decades, but even legends have to retire at some point. This past week, goalkeeper Lydia Williams announced she's hanging up the gloves and boots, retiring from international football after this year's Olympics. Today on the show, Georgie and super sub Niav Owens pay tribute to one of the Tillies greats, and reflect on just how much the game has changed in Lyd's 19-year caree...

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May 6, 2024 29 mins

The Rabbitohs are a club in crisis. They sit on the bottom of the ladder, having won just a single game this NRL season, and head coach Jason Demetriou has now been sacked. So what's next for Souths? The answer may come in the form of League legend Wayne Bennett, who has put his hand up for a return to South Sydney. 

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Our men's Olympic football team, the Olyroos, have failed to make the cut for this year's Games in Paris. The team didn't win a match or score a single goal in their quest to qualify. So what does this missed opportunity mean for men's football in Australia, our development pathways, and our future Socceroos? Niav Owens is back again with Georgie Tunny this week to seek some answers. 

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She's touted as the most exciting prospect in basketball since Steph Curry - and she's only just turned pro. Caitlin Clark broke countless records in college ball, prompting Shaquille O'Neal to proclaim her as "the best female collegiate player ever". Now, she's set for the WNBA after being drafted as the number one pick. But it's her rookie salary that's got people talking this past week, reigniting the gender pay gap conversation...

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Off the back of last year's Women's World Cup, football has seen a huge boost: record crowds, membership increases, and a number of Matildas returning home to the A-League Women. But is that momentum enough to sustain the domestic game? Today on the show, Georgie Tunny is joined by sports presenter Niav Owens for an update on the health of women's football in Australia and the challenges that remain. 

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They've only been around for three seasons, but the NBL's newest team has stunned Australian basketball. The JackJumpers rise has been swift, making the postseason every year. Now, they've won the Championship. And the person at the centre of their success is coach, Scott Roth - an American who's made Tasmania his home, and built a winning team that locals can be proud of.

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Tasmania has been crying out for an AFL team to call their own for decades. Fans had to watch on as expansion teams were added to the competition, while Tassie was ignored. But Tasmania's football roots run deep and the fans never lost hope. They were finally awarded the AFL’s 19th licence last year. And now, the club has a name: Tasmania Devils will enter the league in 2028. There's just the small problem of building a brand new s...

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March 18, 2024 27 mins

Usually, when Sam Kerr is in the headlines it's because she's bagged another hat-trick for club or country. But a couple weeks ago, Australia and the sports world at large were struck by the news that she'd been charged for the alleged racial harassment of a police officer in London. 24 hours later, everything changed. The words Kerr allegedly used were revealed to the public, and a national debate ensued. Today on the show, how it...

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The 2024 sporting calendar is stacked. From Formula 1 to the Paralympics, this is your guide to the year ahead. Will Alyssa Healy lead Australia to T20 glory? Can Collingwood go back-to-back this AFL season? Plus, Georgie's wild Wallabies prediction and a French fun fact, befitting of a Paris Olympics. 

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Welcome to a new year of Two Good Sports!

Since they were announced in 2023, the Enhanced Games has divided opinion. The proposed event is set to be the first international sports competition without drug testing. It's backed by wealthy investors and already has athletes keen to compete. And with $1m USD up for grabs for breaking a world record, who can blame them? But will the Enhanced Games threaten the integrity of clean sport?...

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November 27, 2023 33 mins

It's our last episode for the year, so we're looking back on the stories we've covered so far and bringing you up to speed on where they're at now. Like, have Australian netballers been paid yet? Has the 2026 Commonwealth Games been resolved? And is the three-year ban handed to Luis Rubiales enough? Plus, we pick our favourite sports moments of the year. 

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November 20, 2023 35 mins

You've seen the headlines and the press conference quips. Ange Postecoglou is making waves in the Premier League at the helm of Tottenham. His uncompromising approach to football and his down-to-earth demeanour is winning over fans and media alike. But how did he reach the heights of the world's biggest league? And what made Ange the manager and the man he is today?

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November 13, 2023 33 mins

After a 13-year international career full of accolades, Aussie cricket captain Meg "Megastar" Lanning has retired from national team duty. She bows out on her own terms and at the top of her game. So why is Meg hanging up the baggy green at the age of just 31? And what sort of legacy does she leave for the sport? 

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10 months ago, Eddie Jones was the lifeline Australian rugby union needed. But following a disaster of a World Cup - the Wallabies worst ever performance at the tournament - Eddie has quit. So how did it all go wrong for the Wallabies and where does it leave the future of the sport?

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October 30, 2023 43 mins

Sometimes sports and pop culture combine in unexpected ways. The recent influence of Taylor Swift on American football is undeniable, and we have the stats to back it up. As you may have heard, the pop sensation is dating Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce, and subsequently, the NFL has seen a huge influx of new fans and new money. So who is Travis Kelce and how is Taylor Swift changing the economics of America's biggest sport? 

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