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May 8, 2020

The Producer chose 1983 and it was a huge year for Australian sport. Locally and abroad.

It all came to a head in September when in the space of three days newly appointed Prime Minister Bob Hawke attended the VFL Grand Final at the MCG, NSWRL Grand Final at the SCG and the America's Cup in Fremantle.

Parramatta were way too good in the NSWRL Grand Final despite the marketing from Tooheys in 1984.

In the VFL Grand Final Hawthorn hammered Essendon despite North Melbourne being the 1983 Minor Premiers.

And then in the America's Cup, Australia II came back from tactical errors, nerves, mechanical malfunctions and a 3-1 deficit to win the most elusive trophy in world sport.

Also Martina Navratilova won 3 slams, and Kiwi came from last on the turn to win the Melbourne Cup.

Podium
Gold - Australia II
Silver - Parramatta Eels
Bronze - Martina Navratilova
Bronze - Kiwi
Bronze - Bob Hawke

0:00:00 - NSWRFL
1:08:00 - VFL
1:22:00 - America's Cup
1:42:00 - Other Sports
2:11:00 - Pop Culture

Next Week - 1964

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