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.

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April 8, 2024 26 mins

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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October 23, 2023 35 mins

Netball is far and beyond the most popular team sport for women and girls in Australia, but the game is in a very real crisis. Our most elite Super Netball players haven't been paid in weeks. It's the latest chapter in an ongoing pay dispute, which began in February and remains in a stalemate. So, what are the players asking for, is it fair and, importantly, is it viable? 

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October 16, 2023 34 mins

From remote-control cars to Formula 1, how did Aussie young gun Oscar Piastri rise through motor racing's ranks to claim one of just 20 coveted seats? The former grid kid from Melbourne has announced his arrival in his rookie season, with two podium finishes. But do we believe the hype? Is Oscar the next big thing in F1?

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Back in July, Victoria cancelled its plans to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games in a shock move that stunned the sports world. The event remains in limbo, as do the athletes, administrators and everyday Victorians. So what happened? This week, we recap all the drama so far, and what it means for the future of the Comm Games. 

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October 2, 2023 33 mins

Two football codes, two incredible Grand Finals. The AFL and NRL seasons have concluded in dramatic fashion, as Collingwood claimed a record-equaling 16th Premiership, and Penrith Panthers went back-to-back-to-back. This week, the highs, the lows and the human stories that captured the nation. 

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September 25, 2023 35 mins

How did the Brisbane Broncos go from dead last to Grand Finalists in two years? Can Penrith Panthers secure a third straight Premiership? This week, it's your guide to the big one in the NRL, with all the storylines you need to know before your mate's Grand Final barbecue. 

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September 18, 2023 38 mins

Carlton have had a remarkable season. After calls to sack their coach Michael Voss, mid-season, the Blues stormed into the AFL Finals after winning nine straight games. After years of pain, Blues fans are basking in the most unlikely turnaround no one expected. Whether you're firmly on the Blues bandwagon or just a curious observer, we have your personal cheat sheet to the Carlton comeback. 

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As Spain lifted the Women's World Cup trophy in Sydney, a non-consensual kiss was the dark cloud that hung over La Roja's monumental achievement. Now, the game is facing a reckoning for the treatment of Jenni Hermoso and her teammates. This week, the backstory, the fallout and the future of Spanish football. 

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September 4, 2023 27 mins

It's the biggest Australian sports story that no one is talking about. There's a crisis at Swimming Australia, which could see it expelled as a member of the world governing body. The problems span from a revolving door of leaders to no major sponsor for our national swim team, the Dolphins. And caught up in the turmoil are the athletes, who continue to dominate on the world stage, despite being some of our most underpaid.

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It's been the year from hell for Australian middle-distance runner, Peter Bol. In January, he was provisionally suspended from athletics for failing a routine doping test. He'd tested positive for a banned substance. As of August, Peter has been fully exonerated but questions remain. How did this happen? And what does it mean for the future of Peter Bol's athletic career?

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Australia has embraced the Matildas and women's football. A record-breaking Women's World Cup has seen our Tillies inspire the nation, going further than any Aussie team has before. But has this moment changed Australian sport forever? And what will it take to secure the future of the game?

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