• Jessica Taylor Yates

Highs And Lows Of The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Love them or hate them (who hates them?!) there's no denying that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are just what Australia needed to feel united against a backdrop of state fighting, lockdowns, and winter. Now that they're over (devo!) let's take a look back at the truly awesome and truly cooked moments of the XXXII Olympiad.

Best: Watching Ariane Titmus dominate the pool

Go Aussie Go! Source: Associated Press

The states of Australia may be at each other’s throats due to Covid rn (see, our Insta) but nothing brings us together like beating the Yanks. The fired-up comp between Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky live had Australians around the country jumping for joy. Even if we had never heard of them before (guilty), everyone on this day was an expert on the golden girls in the pool. GO ARNIE!

Worst: The Opening Ceremony


Snooze! Image: GiPHY

I’m calling it.

No one else is willing to call a spade a spade. Look – love me some Japan. Adored the country, love the people, the food, the fashion, the culture, the old meets new world. But…what the hell was that?! I ordered in sashimi, put on a kimono and forced my partner into what felt like 100 hours of…nothingness. The whole ceremony felt like it was the lead up to something that never got started. I thought we were gonna get sumo wrestlers, Pokemon battles, a stadium of dance-dance-revolution competitors, crazy anime and light pyrotechnics in lieu of peop