• Juventus Versus Genoa, Italy

    The last soccer game I went to was a suburban league game years ago in Melbourne. Now I was queueing up to enter Juventus’ home ground in Turin, Italy

  • Built for Speed, Switzerland

    Built for Speed, Switzerland

    I’ve always loved watching the bobsled, luge and skeleton events during the Winter Olympics. In Luzern, Switzerland, I had the chance to check out some of the hardware close-up.

  • Where Eagles Dare, Austria

    Where Eagles Dare, Austria

    Summer or winter games, the Olympics are a two week festival of sport that has me glued to the telly. I’ve visited a few Olympic sites during my travels, and when I arrived in Innsbruck, Austria, I was keen to add another one to the list.

  • Surfing the Eisbach, Germany

    Surfing the Eisbach, Germany

    The city of Munich is known for many things, like BMW, Bayern Munich FC, and of course the annual Oktoberfest. It is also acknowledged as the centre of German, if not European, river surfing.

  • Sarajevo – Olympic City ’84, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Sarajevo – Olympic City ’84, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    After taking time to learn about the Bosnian War and the Siege of Sarajevo, it was a relief to lighten things up a bit and explore the city’s Olympic history.

  • Cross Country Skiing, North Macedonia

    Cross Country Skiing, North Macedonia

    Being in Macedonia in the middle of winter, I thought it would be a good time to try cross-country skiing. Little did I know that my instructor would be a national sporting legend.

  • Panathenaic Stadium, Greece

    Panathenaic Stadium, Greece

    When you think about it, Athens really has contributed far more than its share of institutions to our modern way of life. Democracy, Nana Miskouri and of course the modern Olympic Games all came out of this ancient city.

  • Bull Leaping, Greece

    Bull Leaping, Greece

    Tired of the gimmicky, Johnny-come-lately sports appearing in the Olympic Games? Support the return of the ancient, spectacular and potentially lethal sport of Bull Leaping!

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