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.

Who?

Portrait of Angela Pippos

Angela Pippos

Angela is an award-winning journalist, presenter, documentary-maker, author and MC.

Her most recent documentary, The Record, follows Australia’s dramatic Women’s T20 World Cup campaign and the audacious bid to fill the MCG for the final on International Women’s Day 2020. The two-part documentary premiered globally on Amazon Prime in March 2021, and had a secondary release on ABC TV. Angela co-wrote and co-produced the film. Her next documentary idea is bubbling away.

Angela is a co-host on Broad Radio - a live-streamed radio show by and for women.

She also writes regular columns about sport and culture for a number of publications and is a tireless campaigner for gender equality in sport and society. In fact, her most recent book, Breaking The Mould – Taking a Hammer to Sexism in Sport made the Grattan Institute’s ‘Prime Minister’s Summer Reading list’, The Australia Institute’s ‘Essential Reading List’ and is on its third reprint.

Angela is a proud ambassador of the Adelaide Crows.

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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