Category: Commonwealth Games Australia
Leaders in Australian Sport 1980-2020
By Greg Blood Recently Ian Hanson, swimming journalist and historian, published an article on James Taylor CBE who in 1920 was the inaugural President of the Australian Olympic Council and held the position until his death in 1944. It reminded me that in early part of 20th century Australian sport there were many long term…
Are the Commonwealth Games still relevant?
By Greg Blood. Originally published in The Roar, 15 March 2017. The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games baton has just left London, with Australia hosting the event for the fifth time. But are the Games are still relevant in an increasing congested calendar? The Commonwealth Games particularly for many Olympic athletes, has been an important stepping stone.…