There is nothing but cause for celebration as we welcome the return of award winning sports commentatorNeil Brooks to the media. But on his own terms. ‘The Sports Lab’ will be asking the tough questions of star athletes, coaches and the larger than life sporting personalities. They will be the hard questions, the honest questions. And there is nobody more qualified to put revered titans under the microscope than the man who has been on the frontline himself, Neil Brooks.
Brooksy came bursting off the blocks and in to our lives in 1980 when he won Gold for Australia in the 4 x 100 Medley Relay at the Moscow Olympics. Unheralded, unheard of, a 17 year old Perth boy way out of his depth. The legend of Brooksy was born that day and the cheering hasn’t stopped as his medal count continued unabated through Commonwealth Games, National Titles and 4 time All American to boot. An accomplished author, ironman, helicopter pilot and father, he is also a tireless campaigner and ambassador for his humanitarian cause – Bali Life Foundation, his energy, enthusiasm and compassion is limitless.
A man who has never shied away from fearless and rigorous debate around the complex arena of sporting life at the highest level. ‘The Sports Lab’ is precisely the high profile podcast we are needing in the dense, over commercialized and conflicted terrain of todays sporting celebrity.
Brooksy’s back. The sporting field is about to get colourful again!
Personal Sporting Resume
Olympic Gold 4×100 medley relay Freestyle Leg Moscow 1980
Olympic silver 1984 LA 4×100 freestyle relay
Olympic Bronze 1984 LA 4×100 medley relay
Commonwealth Gold 1982 100m Freestyle
Commonwealth Gold 1982 4×100 Free relay
Commonwealth Gold 1982 4×100 Medley relay
Commonwealth Gold 1986 Edinburgh 4×100 free relay
Commonwealth silver 100 free 1986
Winner of 5 Australian titles in 50 and 100 free
Winner of 3 US national titles
Three time All American
World short course champion
Two time world championship representative
Runner up Australian sportsman of year 1980
1982 West Australian Sportsman of the year
Nominated for sportsman of the year 7 consecutive years
4 time South West Conference Champion USA
Undefeated in two full seasons at the University of Arkansas
Winner of international swim meets all around the world
Multiple Junior Australian champion
5 time national junior surf swimming champion
Special comments and analyst of swimming for The Seven Television network at 4 Olympic Games.
Represented Australia at World Age group Triathlon champs 2009, 2013, 2015
Have won age group triathlons all over Australia
Competed in Half ironman and Ironman competitions.