I was lucky enough to host some of the 2018 Commonwealth Games with sports encyclopaedia Shura Taft and Gold medal winning athlete Monette Russo over two incredible weeks on the Gold Coast. This was the first time anywhere in the world that Facebook have been a partner of a sporting event of this size and was a toe in the water to more things I suspect. We interviewed athletes and celebrities who were all part of the action. This was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done and am so appreciative of the Alex Sloane, Amber Brown and incredible team from Network Seven, Facebook and Our Friends Electric for getting me involved. Heres some of the fun we had below.
Combo sports : Combining old sports losing their lustre to make a new sport.
Box Cycling (BC) is a full-contact combat cycling sport that allows both striking and grappling while cycling along a 5 Kilometre track. The first documented use of the term Box Cycling was during a cycle road rage incident in Newtown, Sydney Australia 1994. The question of who actually created Box Cycling is subject to debate.
The latest exciting Combo Sport to be created is Box Cycling. Two sports that were hard to get a crowd at during the last Olympics are made relevant again in this exciting bout between Australia and England. Combo sport athletes Mike Goldman and Matt Hollywood go toe to toe and pedal to pedal in this championship bout.