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Goal Scoring in Association Football: Charles Reep

Background Back in 1996 I had an opportunity to meet Charles Reep at his home near Plymouth in the United Kingdom. I spent a day in...

Keeping the Green and Gold on the Podium

On 28 January 2011, the Minister for Sport, Senator Mark Arbib, spoke at the inaugural Australian Paralympic Committee President's Sports Lunch. The title of...

Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport

Introduction On Monday 30 August I met Will Grant's class at the ANU. My topic was Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport. I wrote this blog...

Resilient Authoritarianism and Soft Power

Introduction Last Thursday I was driving into Canberra and had the opportunity to listen to Richard McGregor's interview with Margaret Throsby on ABC's Classic FM....

Engines Running: Reflecting on David Crawford's Review of Australian Sport

Introduction This has been a fascinating week for Australian sport. It started with Tiger Woods' victory at the Australian Masters golf tournament and is ending...

NESC Forum 2009: Wilma Shakespear and Michael Scott

The first session of day was introduced by Anne-Marie Harrison (Victorian Institute of Sport). She welcomed Wilma Shakespear and Michael Scott to their joint...