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Tag: Poppy Starr Olsen

Poppy Olsen finishes 5th in skateboarding final

Newcastle's Poppy Olsen became the first Australian to make an Olympic skateboarding final, finishing in fifth.

Poppy’s ready to put on another show

Poppy Starr Olsen will lead the Australian charge when the Tokyo Olympics park skateboarding competition gets underway on Wednesday.

Tall Poppy on the big screen

Homegrown and Olympic-bound Poppy Starr Olsen is set to appear on the big screen this weekend, thanks to the release of Tall Poppy: A Skater’s Story.

A year in review: January 2020

Newcastle Weekly was lucky enough to cover some great stories in January. Here are a few of our favourites. Donations pour in for firefighters Novocastrians heard the call for help after devastating bushfires...

South Newcastle Beach’s makeover begins

Construction of a $12.6 million project that promises to reinvigorate South Newcastle Beach is now underway. The project, which is an extension of the landmark Bathers Way Coastal Pathway, will reactivate the...

The race for Olympic qualification

For Poppy Starr Olsen, skateboarding gives her a “rush all the time”. The Olympic hopeful is set to represent Australia on the global stage at the 2020 Summer Games as she sits fourth...
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