Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson is the sports editor at The Canberra Times.

League/AFL

Canberra Raiders or GWS Giants: who will you be watching this weekend?

Chris Wilson Who will you choose this Saturday between the Canberra Raiders and the GWS Giants?

Parenthood just the lift super-mum Elizabeth Craven needed

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Chris Wilson All the news, gossip and feel-good stories around Canberra sport.

Athletics

Paralympic runner Michael Roeger taking on coach at national athletics championships

Paralympic athlete Michael Roeger, left,  has qualified for the 1500m nationals and will also be competing against his coach Philo Saunders.

Chris Wilson Canberra Paralympic runner Michael Roeger is confident he can break a 1500-metre world record at the Australian athletics championships in Melbourne on Friday, even though he expects to be beaten by...

Athletics

'Catch 22' for Olympian's daughter diagnosed with rare cancer

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Chris Wilson His two-year-old daughter Indie Rose is so fragile, Jai Taurima’s lips leave a bruise with just the softest of kisses to her forehead.

Athletics

Zoe Buckman – Australian athletics' quiet achiever aims for a Commonwealth Games medal

Chris Wilson Canberra’s Zoe Buckman doesn’t so much declare her intention to win a 1500m medal at this year’s Commonwealth Games, rather she whispers it.

Hockey

Something in the spuds? Crookwell's rich hockey history

Chris Wilson Hockeyroos Emily Smith and Kellie White represent a rich history of Crookwell hockey.

Hockey

Kookaburras star Glenn Turner says Goulburn team for Capital League the right move

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Chris Wilson Glenn Turner says it was a ''no-brainer'' to start a rebel Goulburn team that will enter the Hockey ACT Capital League this year.

Boxing

Boxer Abe Archibald wants to wear green and gold

Chris Wilson He's a world champion, but boxer Abe Archibald's ambition is still to compete in Australian colours.

Saturday Serve

Can Canberra Cannons fire another shot in NBL?

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Chris Wilson I've been walking around singing and humming the old club song of defunct NBL club the Canberra Cannons all week.

Basketball

Can the Cannons make a comeback? NBL targets Canberra for new team

Tad Dufelmeier playing for the Cannons against the Brisbane Bullets in April 1989.

Chris Wilson The National Basketball League wants a Canberra team back in the competition by 2015, officials visiting the city on Tuesday to outline expansion plans and to prompt a franchise bid from the nation’s...

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Cricket

ACT Meteors star Rhiannon Dick granted leave pass for final

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 05:  Rhiannon Dick of ACT celebrates after taking the wicket of Erin Osborne of NSW during the WT20 semi final match between NSW and ACT at Blacktown International Sportspark on February 5, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Chris Wilson Rhiannon Dick took a record six wickets in 19 balls, but required a last-minute student leave pass just to play in Friday's WNCL T20 decider.

Sports funding

Cash injection to help sport clubs grow games

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Chris Wilson ACT Community sporting groups will receive an operational funding boost of more than $330,000 this year.

Motor sport

Ari Vatanen to attend Australian Rally Hall of Fame gala in Canberra

Chris Wilson Former world champion Ari Vatanen is coming back to Canberra, more than 30 years after racing in the territory.

Motor sport

Rally legend Neal Bates awarded the Peter Brock medal

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Neal Bates with his 1980 toyota Celica Rally car.
The Canberra Times
01 June 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Wilson Canberra’s four-time Australian rally champion Neal Bates has won the prestigious Peter Brock Medal.

Athletics

Mel Breen aims to beat Melinda Gainsford-Taylor's national 100m record

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Chris Wilson The national 100-metre record has stood for 20 years, but Canberra sprinter Mel Breen is on track to break it.

Winter Olympics

Canberra's Laura Peel headed to the Sochi Games

Laura Peel.

Chris Wilson Canberra’s Laura Peel will fearlessly spiral up to 20m above the ice, jumping for gold in Sochi, but her mum still recalls the 24-year-old’s first time on snow.

Wheelchair racing

Kurt Fearnley puts competing in perspective

Chris Wilson Australian Paralympic icon Kurt Fearnley will race against his biggest international rivals in Canberra next week.

Cycling

Narrabundah Velodrome to be reborn

Chris Wilson After 40 years of being shunned as a venue for interstate competition, the Narrabundah Velodrome is set to start a new life.

Softball

Emerging star Josh McGovern juggles softball, AFL talents

Chris Wilson He's an emerging star in softball and AFL, but double-play doesn't do Josh McGovern's story justice.

Saturday Serve

Fighting spirit a winner for Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis despite Australian Open losses

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Chris Wilson Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has won so much with the biggest loss of his young professional tennis career.