Australia's Sporting Success: The Inside Story

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UNSW Press, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 263 pages
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The extraordinary performances of Australian athletes, and an awareness of the system that fostered them, came to the world's attention during the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. In this informative book, John Bloomfield traces the development of sport in Australia from the early 19th century through to the modern day institutions that drive Australia's highly successful sports system.
  

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Contents

Australias sporting origins
14
Chapter Two Beginning a professional sports system
34
The Whitlam era 197275
38
Chapter Three Evolution of the sports system
69
Chapter Four Consolidation of the sports system
91
Chapter Five How governments assist sport
109
Chapter Six Community support for sport
144
Chapter Seven A professional sports system in place
179
Chapter Eight The future where to from here?
199
Problems ahead for Australian sport
209
Strategies for the future
217
Appendices
242
Index
256
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Professor John Bloomfield is an academic at the University of Western Australia and a former national champion sportsman and high level coach. He has also been Chairman of the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian Sports Science Council and the Australian Sports Medicine Federation. Professor Peter Fricker is Director of Medical Services at the Australian Institute of Sport, a medical officer of several Commonwealth and Olympic Games teams and a practicing sport physician and researcher. Professor Ken Fitch is a practicing sports physician and Chairman of the Medical Commission of the Australian and the Oceania National Olympic Committee, and a member of the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee.

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