Mike Colman On Sport
Mike Colman is recognised as one of Australia’s best storytellers, a Walkley Award-winning journalist and author who has covered major sporting events across Australia and internationally, including seven Olympics, six Commonwealth Games, four Rugby World Cups and many Ashes, State of Origin and Bledisloe Cup series.
Mike Colman On Sport is — in the words of best-selling author Trent Dalton — a ‘soaring collection’ of Mike’s finest ‘longform’ work.
Remarkable tales of Origin football sit alongside revealing studies of some of Australia’s greatest sporting heroes, such as Makybe Diva, Jason Day, Anna Meares and Cate Campbell. Mike profiles several Suncorp Stadium heroes, including Darren Lockyer, Quade Cooper, Matt McKay and Wendell Sailor. Four Olympic silver medallists explain why their medals were as good as gold. The chapter on former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans reminds us that we shouldn’t judge current Wallabies coach Dave Rennie on a couple of games. Mike’s award-winning writing from the Rio Olympics, when he describes the feats of Kyle Chalmers, Usain Bolt and Neymar, is superb. His tributes to two giants of Australian sports journalism, Richie Benaud and Mike Gibson, might be even better.
Mike Colman On Sport is a celebration — of great sport and great sports writing. Of course, with Mike having worked for many years at the Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail, there is a Queensland bent, but this book has plenty in it for every Aussie sports fan.
Mike Colman On Sport is can be purchased via the publisher, Stoke Hill Press, at www.stokehillpress.com and wherever good books are sold.