Almanac Life: Elbow Dancing

During this time of Covid-19 and ‘elbow bumping’, has resulted in Peter Robertson reflecting on the symbolism and power of the handshake.

The post-game handshake: how sport doesn’t always reflect real life

It’s a truism in sport, and something that Australians pride themselves on, that once the final whistle goes you leave it on the field and shake hands. However, try as he might, Sean Curtain isn’t always able to do the same in real life. But could he really leave an outstretched hand hanging?