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Australian Paralympic History Project: October 2018 Workshop

The Australian Paralympic History Project held a workshop in Sydney on the weekend of 27 and 28 October. Tony Naar shared news of the workshop on the Project's Facebook page (link). Seven people attended the workshop. The project team were delighted to welcome a new member, Cecelia Hutchinson-Parsons. Cecelia came to the workshop after a week of volunteering at the Invictus Games in Sydney. Cecelia created a Wikipedia article about the Iceroos (link) and helped update the 2018 Invictus Games article. The APC's CEO Lynne Anderson visited the workshop as did the APC's  Communications General Manager Tim Mannion. They met the workshop...

History of the Australian Paralympic Movement: End of Year Report 2017

The project to record the history of the Paralympic movement in Australia has been underway since 2011. Tony Naar has shared details of activities in the project in 2017. The project is supported by volunteers. Some of the year's achievements were: The number of Wikipedia articles created through the project is nearing 1,000. These articles continue to be collectively viewed around 120,000 times every month. The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) introduced the hashtag #APCOnThisDay to recognise anniversary dates in the history of the Paralympic movement in Australia, using material from the project. Donations and loans of photos, scrapbooks, uniform...

@tonynaar at #IASI14 and #AUSPIN14

The Australian Institute of Sport hosted Day 2 of the annual meetings of the International Association for Sports Information (IASI) and the Australasian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN). One of the final presentations of the day was by Tony Naar. Tony has the delightful title of General Manager Knowledge Services at the Australian Paralympic Committee. Tony provided a case study of the Australian Paralympic Committee's partnership with the NSIC Clearinghouse for Sport. Whenever I hear Tony speak I am struck by his inspirational views on knowledge gathering and sharing. His work is a benchmark standard for information services in national (and global) sporting organisations. A great...

In Cardiff

Yesterday I wrote about the Paralympics and the HOPAU Project. Overnight, the APC announced Greg Smith as the flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony for the London Games. Greg has a page in Wikipedia. Within hours of the ceremony in Cardiff Castle, Tony Naar had uploaded these three pictures to the Wikimedia Commons. Team Members Entering the Castle Greg Smith The Australian Team

#HPRW10: Introduction

Peter Fricker welcomed workshop delegates on the day after the Federal Budget (see this item too). In his introduction, Peter discussed the outcomes of the internal review at the Australian Institute of Sport and the aim to deliver sustained success in international sport performance. Research and development will play a key role in the AIS's mission. The strategic plan for research at the AIS involves: A focus on practical outcomes for coaches and athletes Awareness and knowledge of global practice Coordinated approaches and collaborative endeavours Demonstrable improvements in performance Communication of research findings and facilitation of better practice Peter noted that the workshop aims to...