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Richmond wins 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final
Richmond scores a back-to-back premiership after beating Geelong by 31 points on Saturday night at the Gabba in Brisbane.
The outcome of the game was12.9 (81) to 7.9 (50)with a clear win by the Tigers for their 12th premiership win.
Dustin Martin won the Norm Smith Medal after kicking four goals and 21 disposals for the Tigers. Dusty is now a back-to-back and first ever three-time Norm Smith Medalist.
The 2020 Grand Final was the last Gary Ablett Jr played after spending 18 years playing AFL.
It was the first time the AFL Grand Final was played outside of Victoria and the first ever twilight premiership starting at 6:30pm (AEST).
Poland ruling almost bans abortions
Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal has almost completely banned abortions on Thursday.
Women are not allowed to get an abortion even if it is “severe and irreversible fetal defect or incurable illness that threatens the fetus’s life.”
The ruling will mean women are only eligible for an abotion if the mother’s life is endangered, or the pregnancy was a result of incest or rape.
Leah Hoctor, Regional Director for the Center for Reproductive Rights said, “Poland must act now to bring its law into line with other EU member states and legalise abortion on a woman’s request.”
Since the ruling, protests in Poland’s capital, Warsaw, have started to go against it. Warsaw Police have used pepper spray against the hundreds of protesters.
Poland is said to be one of the most Catholic countries in Europe.
Final US Presidential debate
President Donald Trump and democratic nominee Joe Biden had their last US presidential debate on Thursday at Belmont University at Nashville.
Kristen Welker, who was the moderator for the debate, said to President Trump and Biden to “speak one at a time” while being able to mute their microphones.
When Ms Welker asked about the debate topic of ‘race in America’, Trump said he is the “least racist person in this room.” Biden then said Trump is “one of the most racist presidents we’ve had in modern history.”
Other debate topics included ‘fighting Covid-19’, ‘national security’, ‘climate change’, ‘leadership’ and ‘American families’.
The US Presidential election takes place on November 3.
Shane van Gisbergen wins Bathurst 1000
New Zealand’s Shane van Gisbergen won for the first time at the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama last Sunday.
With the safety car still out at almost three laps to go, there was 18km left of racing making it a close final three laps.