Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson is the sports editor at The Canberra Times.

Canberra's oldest soccer player David Richards still picking up pace

Chris Wilson Canberra's oldest soccer player David Richards has no intention of slowing down.

GWS Giants boss urges Canberra teams to avoid cannibalising in funding battle

Three's a crowd as Giants, Brumbies and Raiders go into battle

Chris Dutton and Chris Wilson ACT Brumbies chief executive Michael Jones says it's up to the Super Rugby club and the Canberra Raiders to prove they deserve a bigger slice of ACT government funding as they find a way to co-exist...

Jockey Kevin Sweeney, 61, rides into retirement

Time's up: Canberra jockey Kevin Sweeney is retiring after 46 years of riding.

Chris Wilson The oldest jockey in ACT-NSW turned up at Nowra on Tuesday to ride winners, but decided on the spot to ride off into retirement.

The day John Cope brushed shoulders with Richie Benaud

Canberra's John Cope, with the team photo of the 1961 Prime Minister's XI team and Richie Benaud.

Chris Wilson Canberra's John Cope had always kept a respectful distance from Richie Benaud, until the day they brushed shoulders.

Goulburn hockey debut gives coach Des White goosebumps

Crookwell's Hockeyroos, Kellie White and Emily Smith.

Chris Wilson Des White says coaching Goulburn in their inaugural Women's Capital League campaign is a dream.

Simon Woolford wants Canberra Cup teams to unite for shot at Country champs

Teams ready for the upcoming Canberra Raiders Cup.

Chris Wilson Former Raiders captain Simon Woolford is confident the Queanbeyan Blues have a good shot at defending their Canberra Raiders Cup title this year, but he also wants Canberra to have a genuine crack at...

A ride to span America and top Everest

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Canberra's Leanne Pompeani crosses sports like cyclist Michael Matthews

From left, Bryce Anderson, Leanne Pompeani and Emily Brichacek, who will compete in the world cross country championships in China.

Chris Wilson She only took up cross country midway through last year, now Canberra runner Leanne Pompeani is contemplating scholarships in the US worth $200,000.

Gemma Tinney aims to ride at Olympics with father Stuart

Gemma Tinney, daughter Olympic gold medallist Stuart Tinney.

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Chris Wilson She was three when her father won gold at the Sydney 2000 Games, but Gemma Tinney incredibly wants to ride at an Olympics with her dad before he retires.

Canberra boxer Ben Edwards wins Australian heavyweight title

Australia's new heavyweight boxing champion Ben Edwards.

Chris Wilson Canberra's Ben Edwards is Australia's new heavyweight boxing champion, but he says his father, Ray, is the real fighter.

Ireland say they won't back down against AB de Villiers

The Irish cricket team at training.

Chris Wilson They will need more than the luck of the Irish to take on a rampant AB De Villiers at Canberra's Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

Canberra boxer Ben Edwards has a real fight on his hands

Canberra boxer Ben Edwards.

Chris Wilson Canberra's Ben Edwards says he has a real fight on his hands, unlike footballers Sonny Bill Williams and Paul Gallen.

Phil Anderson tips Michael Matthews to win stage at Tour de France

Michael Matthews has been tipped for big things in 2015.

Chris Wilson He was the first Australian to wear the yellow leader's jersey in the Tour de France, and Phil Anderson predicts Canberra's Michael Matthews will win a stage of the world's most famous cycling race...

Rebel with a cause, Mark Jensen strikes up 800 matches

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Athletics champion Brittany McGowan sets sights on 39-year-old record

Australian 800m champion Brittany McGowan, a fashion journalism graduate, has relocated to Canberra.

Chris Wilson Australian 800m track champion Brittany McGowan has relocated to Canberra to chase one of the longest standing national records.

ABC blackout would take WNBL back to 'dark ages', claims Lucille Bailie

Stars such as Lauren Jackson could soon be lost to national free-to-air TV screens.

Chris Wilson Canberra will be part of a national protest against the ABC's decision to cut television coverage of the WNBL and W-League.

Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop juggling Europe, America, Australia and motherhood

Abby Bishop

Chris Wilson Canberra Capitals captain Abby Bishop has met with Australian coach Brendan Joyce about a potential return to the Opals squad and changes to basketball's parental policy, but she has reaffirmed her...

Canberra boxer Steve Lovett remains undefeated with 72-second knockout

Steve Lovett.

Chris Wilson His opponent was nicknamed "The King", but Canberra boxer Steve Lovett took just 72 seconds to show US fighter James Johnson who was boss.

Soccer referee Ben Williams hits back at media critics

Controversial referee Ben Williams has hit back.

Chris Wilson Canberra referee Ben Williams has retailiated to media commentary of his controversial officiating at the Asian Cup, calling it "ill-informed" and questioning the relevance of some former players in...

Cryotherapy chamber has athletes feeling on top of the world in minus 170 degrees

Canberra boxer Steve Lovett in a cryotherapy chamber.

Chris Wilson What would prompt an athlete to stand near-naked in a claustrophobic chamber set at -170 degrees?