Australia wastes billions of taxpayer dollars on elite sports funding and major sporting events for no benefit whatsoever. It's time to end it.
The long-awaited Crawford Review of Australian sport has called the bluff of successive Australian governments and proposed a re-weighting of sports funding away from elite Olympic sports toward grassroots participation.
Ben Cousins’ year of living dangerously has reached its seemingly inevitable conclusion with the AFL commission banning The Brownlow Medalist from the competition for a year, writes Francis Leach.
Did not qualify. Last. Sixth. Did not qualify. Did not qualify. Last. Fifteenth. More than $580,000 was spent specifically for the lead up to the Osaka meet which was to allow "medal-potential athletes" to prepare. It’s no wonder the SBS commentary team was totally lost for words.