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'.

Opals in the mood for medal

Australian Opals

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

Basketball

'It went further than the swim team': Cambage's intriguing Twitter post

Liz Cambage

Jon Pierik London Olympian Elizabeth Cambage posted an intriguing message on Twitter on Tuesday, questioning whether the antics of disgraced swimmer James Magnussen had impacted on other female athletes during...

Basketball

New coach talks up Boomers' chances

Excited: New Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis (right) with the Breakers' Will Hudson after the NBL grand final.

Jon Pierik Andrej Lemanis believes he has a squad that can achieve something "special".

Basketball

ABC gives more dunk for its buck

Lauren Jackson.

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

Basketball

NBA spur has Maric riding high for London

Aleks Maric.

Jon Pierik Aleks Maric has even more reason to help the Boomers to their their first Olympic medal.

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...