Michael Gleeson is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, athletics, cricket and tennis. He has been awarded the Grant Hattam Trophy for outstanding journalism in football, while his cricket writing has been recognised in twice winning the Cricket Victoria cricket writer of the year award.
Michael Gleeson Athletics Australia should have 40 per cent of its funding withheld while on probation until it can prove it has implemented the widespread changes recommended in a damning independent report for the...
Michael Gleeson Jared Tallent walked to another national record and into another World Championship where he knows being the best in the world may, again, still not be enough for gold.
Michael Gleeson David Rudisha has run faster than any man over 800 metres. Alex Rowe hopes that by taking him on, he will run faster than any Australian.
Michael Gleeson It has been a long haul for Khurram Khan, but he understands long hauls.
Michael Gleeson Australia captain Michael Clarke will play in the warm up game against the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday as he sharpens his push to be fit in time for the World Cup and Australia's opening match...
Michael Gleeson Lauren Wells finished one thousandth of a second outside of qualifying for this year's Beijing world championships with her run in the 400m hurdles at the Canberra Track Classic.
Michael Gleeson Athletics will seek to expand its Australian schedule to integrate into a structured regional Asian athletics circuit to help grow the sport.
Michael Gleeson IAAF vice-president Sebastian Coe has refused to be drawn on Australian concerns about widespread doping in Russia which had denied Australians medals at world and Olympic games.
Michael Gleeson The man who wants to take over as the head of Athletics world wide, Lord Sebastian Coe, has launched a spirited defence of his sport from a push to cut some traditional events from the Olympic...
Michael Gleeson Australia's fastest boy won his first race on the Australian Athletics calendar against runners of any age.
Michael Gleeson Rafael Nadal said he doesn't like to sleep much. He feels he is losing time when his eyes are shut. Singer Warren Zevon felt the same thing when he sang, 'I'll sleep when I'm dead".
Michael Gleeson Jack is on school holidays. This week he wandered down to an athletics track in Tasmania and was greeted at the gate by a flashing message on a large portable electric sign of the type they use by...
Michael Gleeson Bernard Tomic has been labelled many things in his rise in world tennis. Mature is not one of them.
Michael Gleeson Rafael Nadal didn't fancy his chances of making the Australian Open his 15th grand slam. He figured he was under-prepared. It sounded like coy gamesmanship. It was not.
Michael Gleeson Ajla Tomljanovic records dramatic win in her first grand slam outing as an Australian.
Michael Gleeson First set. First service game, centre court. Australia's oldest but most successful player Lleyton Hewitt tossed the ball high in the air.
Michael Gleeson It took six years, five failed attempts, a tight back, a fight back and three-and-a-half hours but Marinko Matosevic finally, at length, won a match at the Australian Open.
Michael Gleeson An Australian athlete has been implicated in a doping scandal that reaches to the very top of athletics world wide and has already seen the son of the president of the IAAF and the president of...
Michael Gleeson Gusty winds made for a confronting return to serious competition but Australia's 800m record holder Alex Rowe got what he hoped for in his first serious race since equalling the national record.
Michael Gleeson The Zatopek in Melbourne on Thursday night might carry tradition but the 10,000-metre track race that it lends its name could be cut from the Olympics under sweeping changes authorised by the IOC.