Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.

Basketball

To go gold, Opals must walk the walk, says Joyce the voice

Brendan Joyce.

Jon Pierik New Opals coach says there was too much talk of winning a gold medal before London Olympics, declaring it is time for the team to 'walk the walk'.

Basketball

ABC gives more dunk for its buck

Lauren Jackson.

Jon Pierik Basketball Australia to announce expanded broadcasting rights agreement with ABC.

Basketball

Jackson shrugs off US Olympic 'banter'

Australian mens and womens basketball squads for London announced today at The State Basketball Centre in Wantirna , Lauren Jackson
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Friday the 22nd of June 2012

Jon Pierik Basketball great Lauren Jackson has brushed aside claims the United States would only face tough competition at next month's Olympic Games if it fielded a second team, declaring the Opals were aiming...

Opals in the mood for medal

Australian Opals

Jon Pierik Lauren Jackson brushes aside claims US faces no tough competition at Olympics.