Last night's closing party of the Masters Games was a great chance for government ministers to have a heart-to-heart with The People, on and about Anzac Oval. But alas, our political leaders prefer to "consult" with us through thousands of dollars worth of paid propaganda. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Last night 4000 athletes and crew, locals and from around the nation, strutted their stuff in the Masters Games opening on a beautiful spring evening, suggesting a few more adjectives for the event that could be added to “friendly”: Try crazy, imaginative, cheeky. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
After 20 years of continuous incident free running of the Masters Games opening and closing ceremony bars, the Apex Club of Central Australia had to withdraw, finding unacceptable the option provided by Licencing NT of erecting a fence down the middle of the ceremony grounds, writes public officer Ben Crawford. The Club has for many years been running the iconic Camel Cup in Alice Springs.
Masters Games competitor John Pollock isn't fussed about the hot weather: His sport is swimming, which has 129 entrants. For all the other 3800 mature sports lovers, cooler weather will come tomorrow. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Entries for the Masters Games starting on the weekend are likely to be on par with 2012, 2010 and 2008, but still well below the pre Global Financial Crisis event in 2006. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Picture: Jason Eecen leads the field in a heat of the Australian BMX nationals just concluded in Alice Springs. Senior riders will now be taking part in the Masters Games.PHOTO: Philip Drummond, Live For This.