Madison at the 2000 Sydney Olympics
Date: July 30, 2014 / Posted by Glenn Mitchell
Australia entered the 2000 Sydney Olympics having not won a gold medal on the velodrome since the Los Angeles Games in 1984. The drought was broken when Brett Aitken and Scott McGrory triumphed in the Madison, an event making its Olympic debut in Sydney. My first call of an Australian Olympic gold medal.
Thought of the day
"Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity"- Louis Pasteur
You have got to hand it to some people ... I have been accused of being a racist for stating the obvious ... Liz Cambage is a very good player ... Lauren Jackson is a great player.
Congratulations to Lauren Jackson ... the first Australian player to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ... the greatest basketballer this country has produced 🏀🇦🇺👏
I’m fortunate to live just 500m from @WAFLOfficial & @WestPerthFC 343-game legend Bill Dempsey ... always a delight to chat with over coffee ... can highly recommend his recently published autobiography ... a great read about one of our greatest indigenous footballers 👏
Thanks to Vicki Laurie (@kadinalaurie) for a beautiful four-page article in today’s Weekend @australian lift out on wife, Karen Tighe’s battle with viral encephalitis over the last 14 months 🙏
Can totally understand the BCCI’s decision to suspend the IPL ... with three squads currently having infected players and staff it was becoming untenable ... now for the internationals to get home ... in AUS’s case, good luck 🏏 #iplsuspended #IPL