Kiwis say, Shearing should be an Olympic sport

A New Zealand farming lobby group says sheep shearing has the potential to become an Olympic demonstration sport and needs to be taken to the world stage. New Zealand produces some of the world’s best shearers and its national championship, the Golden Shears, receives substantial local media coverage. New Zealand Federated Farmers said the world’s … [Read the full story]

Poms appeal gets Sally Pearson disqualified

Australia’s Sally Pearson has been stripped of the Commonwealth Games 100 metres gold medal after an unsuccessful counter-appeal against being disqualified for false-starting. Pearson won the race in 11.28 seconds in New Delhi on Thursday night. But the English team successfully appealed that she should have been disqualified for a false start, as happened to … [Read the full story]

It’s the Cobra-wealth Games

As if the threat of terrorism, shoddy construction or dengue fever wasn’t enough, athletes and visitors to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi now have another potentially-dangerous hazard to consider – snakes. Continuing a dramatic build up to the event, which begins in six days, it emerged on Monday a full-grown cobra had to be removed … [Read the full story]