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

Jackson shrugs off US Olympic 'banter'

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.