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Cautionary tale: why yellow cards can be good, but don't tell Senegal
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Cautionary tale: why yellow cards can be good, but don't tell Senegal

A former EPL referee claims he once had a player ask to be given a yellow card.

  • by Andrew Wu

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'Smell from fridge nearly killed us': Public housing rented on Airbnb
Commonwealth Games

'Smell from fridge nearly killed us': Public housing rented on Airbnb

The state opposition has asked why a Gold Coast public housing property was rented out for $100 a night during the Commonwealth Games.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Newman wanted to cancel Commonwealth Games, Palaszczuk tells Parliament
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Newman wanted to cancel Commonwealth Games, Palaszczuk tells Parliament

Labor has suggested Campbell Newman sought legal advice on cancelling the Gold Coast Games. But the former premier said he had no memory of any such discussion.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Lower M1 speed limits to be reviewed after fewer crashes during Games
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Lower M1 speed limits to be reviewed after fewer crashes during Games

It comes as only a handful of people were fined for illegally driving in special Commonwealth Games lanes, designed to whisk athletes and officials to events.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Borobi toys sell for 700 per cent mark-up after Games
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Borobi toys sell for 700 per cent mark-up after Games

Would you spend $200 for a plush toy? Desperate people are prepared to fork out for the Games mascot and commemorative coins.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
'Clearly a stuff-up': Commonwealth Games boss apologises for closing ceremony
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'Clearly a stuff-up': Commonwealth Games boss apologises for closing ceremony

Furious broadcast host Johanna Griggs explained to viewers the decision was out of the network's hands.

  • by Rachel Clun
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In closing, why you should expand your thinking on Commonwealth Games
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In closing, why you should expand your thinking on Commonwealth Games

They were a Games in Australia but not Australia's Games, with the stories from Gold Coast 2018 venturing much farther than our own backyards.

  • by Phil Lutton
Man arrested at Commonwealth Games attempts self-harm in cell
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Man arrested at Commonwealth Games attempts self-harm in cell

The man, 20, was seen by officers trying to harm himself in his cell on Saturday night. He was taken to hospital for assessment.

  • by Toby Crockford
Memorable shows of sportsmanship have restored Australia's reputation
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Memorable shows of sportsmanship have restored Australia's reputation

As the Commonwealth Games close, chairman Peter Beattie has lauded the spirit of the athletes, while CGF powerbrokers talk up the 2032 Olympics in Australia.

  • by Phil Lutton
Ceremony backlash meant they hit the right notes, says Comm Games boss
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Ceremony backlash meant they hit the right notes, says Comm Games boss

David Grevemberg has been on a mission to erase stereotypes and challenge ideas, no matter how uncomfortable it makes the masses.

  • by Phil Lutton
Activists torch Games countdown clock over police response to Indigenous protesters
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Activists torch Games countdown clock over police response to Indigenous protesters

The activists said they were retaliating to 'excessive force' by Gold Coast police against Indigenous land rights protesters on Friday.

  • by Toby Crockford & Tim Miller