Charles Happell does the sums on sports funding in a contribution to today’s Crikey edition:

The Australian Sports Commission is the body that distributes government money to sport. Its budget of about $250 million a year is divided among 68 sports, including 28 Olympic sports. Those Olympic sports received more than $63 million last financial year, with $60 million channelled into preparing athletes for Beijing.

And we say that sounds like quite enough, gold or no gold.

Peter Fray

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