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Damien Hooper leaves his mark at the Olympics and goes professional

lillian weriboneBy National Indigenous Times Editor Stephen Hagan

Damien Hooper's controversial entry into the London Olympic boxing arena for his first fight wearing a T-shirt with the Aboriginal colours not only ensured yet another brush with Australian officialdom but, in an ironic twist, that single act of defiance catapulted his profile to another level that not only he could...

 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 09 August 2012 14:47

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National leaders give their support to Damien Hooper “The Aboriginal flag is a flag in its own right”

damien hooper_front_pageBy National Indigenous Times reporter Geoff Bagnall

Australia and the world stopped and listened, at least for a while, when Australia's Olympic boxing champion, Damien Hooper declared loud and proud his heritage as a descendant of Australia's First Peoples by wearing a T Shirt to his first Olympic Games fight featuring the Aboriginal flag. Damien was told he had broken the Olympic...

 

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