Travis Barnes

Press Services International

Travis Barnes lives in central Victoria with his wife and two daughters. He is a contributor for Christian Today and a sportswriter.

  • The great Australian pile-on!

    Nobody feels sorry for Nadia Bartel.

  • Grand Final Fever

    The AFL grand final is almost here! I’m a Geelong supporter and have seen the mighty Cats play in many grand finals. Sometimes Geelong have been victorious and sometimes they have been vanquished. Any sports fan will ride the highs and lows of the team they follow, they are days of triumph and days of tragedy.

  • Turn off the news

    I live in Victoria where every day Premier Daniel Andrews fronts a media conference to provide a COVID-19 daily update. Andrews informs the public how many cases of COVID-19 there are in Victoria, the daily increase in cases from yesterday, the number of Victorians whose lives have been taken by COVID-19 and the number of tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

  • Olympic Bottle Toss

    As a kid I loved watching the Olympics and learning about all the different sports. It’s been fun to watch my children get into the Olympic spirit at the Tokyo Games.

  • Day 13 of the Tokyo Olympics

    A snippet from a new sports devotional, The Spirit of Victory. Available through your favourite bookstore.

  • Day 10 of the Tokyo Olympics

  • Day 11 of the Tokyo Olympics

    In 2004 Tyler Hamilton won a gold medal for the United States in the men’s individual time trial. Hamilton was a big name in cycling and competed in the Tour De France. Winning Olympic gold was the high point in Hamilton’s career but months later it would be followed by his lowest moment when he tested positive for blood doping.

  • Day 8 of the Tokyo Olympics

    Jana Pittman was the best hurdler in the world. In 2003 and again in 2007 she won the 400-meter hurdles world championships. Unfortunately for Pittman during a warmup event for the 2004 Olympics, she tore cartilage in her right knee.

  • Day 6 of the Tokyo Olympics

    Kim Brennan was a young athlete with plenty of potential and a dream to compete in the Olympic Games. Leading up to the 2004 Olympics she was the second-fastest hurdler over 400 meters in Australia.

  • Day 3 of the Tokyo Olympics