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From gymnastics; to hockey, to canoeing, to football, hardly a week goes by without an allegation of female athletes being mistreated, writes Hamish Bidwell.
The All Blacks players have more power than their employer - New Zealand Rugby, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - Caster Semenya should be celebrated, not cast out of a sport she's great at, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - Allowing New Zealand and Pacific players to join rugby league's showpiece event would only make the game stronger on an international level, argues Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - A year on from the announcement that Sport New Zealand, along with five national bodies were embarking on "a dramatic shake-up" of youth sport, I'm not aware of any change, writes Hamish…
Opinion - An All Blacks training session would be far more interesting to watch than the contrived North v South match, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - The Warriors need a coach who has proven track record and who recognises how unique the club is, Nathan Brown has neither of those qualities, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - The Warriors are like a rudderless ship with no end in sight, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - The more I hear that Gary Stead and Kane Williamson have a "strong relationship", the less I believe it, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - We care enough to bid for big female sporting events, but the challenge now is to treat them with the respect they deserve, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - Players complaining about the sustainability of Super Rugby Aotearoa don't know how good they've got it, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - It's nice that Super Rugby Aotearoa is on, but the competition, and players' performances in it, has no meaning or stature, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - If the Warriors are to be a credible NRL club, then the administrators must secure a coach that other teams also want, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - It is becoming increasingly apparent that players, not administrators, will be the ones that need to make rugby more sustainable, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Opinion - Before Covid-19, Otere Black had helped create a winning formula at the Blues, now he'll take a back seat to the Beauden Barrett and Dan Carter show, writes Hamish Bidwell.
While sports organisations around the world are forced to lay off staff due to Covid-19, athletes continue to cash their large cheques, writes Hamish Bidwell.
This is a never-to-be-repeated opportunity for the team to be based in Australia and to play without fear of criticism, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Former Black Caps Brendon McCullum and Simon Doull recently said there needs to be sole leader of the New Zealand cricket team and Hamish Bidwell tends to agree.
Letting New Zealand's highest earning rugby players return while everyone else sits on the sidelines is not on, writes Hamish Bidwell.
Sam Cane is a nice bloke and will do a fine job as All Blacks captain, but his appointment shows rugby is a sport incapable of change, writes Hamish Bidwell.
If New Zealand Rugby wants to truly fix its problems, then it should focus on its domestic competition, not Super Rugby, writes Hamish Bidwell.
While big ticket sports and competitions will resume once Covid-19 is past us, the future doesn't appear as bright for our finest best of all, writes Hamish Bidwell.
While Australia Rugby League chairman Peter V'Landys is trying to resurrect the NRL season, it will be the competition's players that undermine his work, writes Hamish Bidwell.
This is a chance to create genuine sporting hubs in New Zealand, writes Hamish Bidwell.
With the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics earlier this week, Hamish Bidwell wonders if the all 33 sports that make up the Games deserve to be part of the programme.