Ideas for Melbourne: Sport and Major Events

Ideas for Melbourne: Sport and Major Events

Melbourne once prided itself on its major events. Can we still claim the crown of the world’s best city for sporting events? Or is it all a colossal waste of money? Angela Pippos, Perry Crosswhite and Gideon Haigh discuss.


Portrait of Angela Pippos

Angela Pippos

Angela Pippos is a journalist, television presenter, radio personality, author and MC.

Angela left her native South Australia in 1997 to pursue a sports journalism career with the ABC in Melbourne. She’s best known for anchoring the sports segment on the ABC TV News for almost a decade.

Searching for a new challenge in 2007, Angela ventured where no woman has dared go – the testosterone-charged world of breakfast sports radio.

In 2017 Angela released her second book, Breaking The Mould – Taking A Hammer To Sexism In Sport, and she produced two documentaries about the rise of women in Australian Rules football, League of Her Own (Seven Network) and Heroes (ABC).

Perry Crosswhite

Perry Crosswhite AM is the head of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association.

Portrait of Gideon Haigh

Gideon Haigh

Gideon Haigh has been a journalist 32 years, published 32 books and edited seven others.  His latest is book is Stroke of Genius: Victor Trumper and the Shot That Changed Cricket published in 2016 by Penguin Random House.

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