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Who reckons they can confidently predict the outcome of the Ashes series? Not me. Talk about strange and unpredictable. Much like Melbourne’s weather. What is certain is I’ll be hosting the Melbourne Cricket Club’s Women in Cricket Breakfast on Day 2 of the Test. We’ve had some terrific guest speakers over the years and next week Justin Langer will join us with his thoughts on the current Australian team and state of the game. (I believe the invitation went out to Liz Hurley to attend but it’s safe to say she won’t be joining us now.)

Simon O’Donnell gate-crashed the Breakfast last year (with cake) much to the delight of the all the ladies in the room. What followed was a slightly dodgy rendition of “Happy Birthday Angela”. (I share my December 29 birthday with David Boon, Brad Hodge and Mary Tyler-Moore.)

No offence to Simon but what I really want this year is for Richie Benaud to jump out of a cake and sing a sultry version of “Happy Birthday” to me. Now that would make my day.

Angela Pippos and Simon O'Donnell

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DATE: 23/07/2010
VENUE: Wheeler Centre

“Sometimes it can feel that we hold our sporting stars to unreasonable standards. After all, if they can kick a ball or run and generally behave themselves in the sporting arena shouldn’t that be the only code of practice that matters? But sports stories in the news are as often about appropriate behaviour outside the sport as they are about medals and premierships.”

Chaired by sporting journalist Angela Pippos, our panel of experts – featuring Gerard Whateley, Lisa Forrest and Joel Bowden – tackles the knotty issues of ethics in contemporary sport: touching subjects such as Melbourne Storm’s violation of the rugby salary cap, performance enhancing drugs, sex and race discrimination, and media responsibility. Clearly, it’s all much more than a game.


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