During that time I was privileged to witness first hand elite level sport at its best along with the opportunity to interview many outstanding athletes and coaches.
Here are some of my favourite moments behind the microphone with the national broadcaster.
They appear courtesy of the ABC, and where relevant, the International Olympic Committee.
Peter Siddle’s hat-trick at the Gabba in 2010
Peter Siddle celebrated his 26th birthday in style, claiming a hat-trick at the Gabba in November 2010. He finished the innings with 6-54, his best return in Test cricket.Read More →
Women’s road race at the Athens Olympics
Sara Carrigan rode through the streets of Athens in 2004 to claim gold in the women’s 126km road race, coming over the top of Germany’s Judith Arndt in the shadow of the line. It was only the second time, after Kathy Watt in Barcelona 12 years earlier, that Australia had won the […]Read More →
The Kolkata Test in 2001
The second Test at Kolkata in March 2001 is one of the most famous in the history of the game. Trailing by 274 on the first innings, India was forced to follow-on. Incredibly, V V S Laxman (281) and Rahul Dravid (180) batted for the entirety of the fourth day, adding 376 runs […]Read More →
Men’s keirin at the Athens Olympics
Ryan Bayley became the first Australian cyclist to win two gold medals at the one Olympic Games when he took out the men’s keirin. Teammate, Shane Kelly claim the bronze.Read More →
Matthew Hayden’s world record at the WACA Ground in 2003
Matthew Hayden wrote his name into the record books against Zimbabwe at the WACA Ground in October 2003 when he surpassed Brian Lara’s world record 375. He went on to make 380.Read More →
Men’s team pursuit world record at the Athens Olympics
The Australian four-man pursuit team scorched the track in the first round at the Athens Olympics to lower their own world record en route to the gold medal.Read More →
Madison at the Athens Olympics
Stuart O’Grady and Graeme Brown ensured Australia won consecutive gold medals in the Madison when they triumphed at the Athens Olympics in 2004.Read More →
Men’s team pursuit gold medal at the Athens Olympics
The Australian men’s pursuit team emulated their counterparts from Los Angeles in 1984 by winning the gold medal at the Athens Olympics.Read More →
The famous frog joke
Of all the time I spent behind the microphone at the ABC, the few minutes I spent with Kerry O’Keeffe at the Gabba during the one-day final between Australia and Sri Lanka in 2006 were certainly the funniest. Kerry decided to read out a joke that had been sent in by a listener. The result […]Read More →
Women’s 500m time trial at the Athens Olympics
Australia’s Anna Meares arrived at the 2004 Athens Olympics as the favourite in the 500m time trial having won the world championship in Melbourne earlier that year. As such, she was the last rider to take to the track in her quest for Olympic gold.Read More →