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Australia's sporting success : the inside story / John Bloomfield

Australia's sporting success : the inside story / John Bloomfield
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Record Number 28618
ISBN 0868405825
LC Call Number GV675
Item Type Book
Creator Name Bloomfield, John, 1932- author
Title Australia's sporting success : the inside story / John Bloomfield
Published Sydney : UNSW Press, 2003
Description xvi, 263 pages : illustrations
Content Type text
Media Type unmediated
Carrier Type volume
Notes Availability:
Includes bibliography: p.222-241 and index.
National Sport Information Centre holds documents listed in Appendix G - located in file TRIM 2006/14892/E - available to members of the public.
Summary 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, Australia's sporting success traces the development of Australian sport from the early 19th century, and the rivalry between the white native-born Australians (the Currency lads), many of convict stock, and the new settlers. This rivalry enabled qualities such as nationalism, social cohesion and tenacity to develop as distinctive traits of the Australian character. However, the book's primary focus is on the modern era and this nation's clever investment in science, management, coaching, junior sport, and talent identification and development, have produced the outstanding results that we see today. The Australian sports system has become a blueprint for success that is now being copied in many countries around the world.
Subjects Sport
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