How long can the proposed National Sports Plan survive?
By Greg Blood. Originally published in The Roar, 13 May 2018 The Australian Government is due to release the long awaited first official National Sports Plan in the next few months. I have concerns about the future of the plan and not necessarily its direction. Why? The increasing political instability in Australian Governments and the…
Are Australian track cyclists more important than road cyclists?
By Greg Blood. Originally published in The Roar, 20 November 2017. Australian performances in major road cycling events in 2017 have made me reflect on the future development and importance of road cycle racing in Australia. Canberra’s Michael Matthews had a stellar year, winning the green jersey in the Tour de France and a gold…
Who should succeed John Coates in 2021 as AOC President?
By Greg Blood. Originally published in The Roar, 6 May 2017. In the lead up to the 2017 Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President election, John Coates indicated that this would be his last term. Coates bemoaned that he had difficulty in finding a successor as one reason why he still sought re-election. Mind you I’m…