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Crowdfunding and the future of Gymnastics Australia

Posted July 3, 2013 by Connor Wright

With their National Championships taking place at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre from 7 – 18 July, Gymnastics Australia (GA) has turned to crowdfunding to support this event and raise awareness about their sport. In an interview with SBI, Mark Rendell, the CEO of GA, offered his insights into not only this latest crowdfunding initiative, but the current and future goals of GA, as well as the need to balance funding between participation and elite levels with the Commonwealth and Olympic Games coming up in the near future.

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David Culbert: Athletics Australia’s Olympic-sized PR disaster over LaCaze

Posted June 18, 2012 by David Culbert

‘AA tarnished their own reputations, the brand of the organisation they direct and with it the faith of the entire athletics community in the space of 24 hours’

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Former Olympian appointed to Rio 2016 management role

Posted August 26, 2013 by Sports Business Insider

Sydney Olympian, Kitty Chiller, has been appointed Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team for the Rio Games in 2016 – the first woman to be awarded the honour.

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Coates not smiling about going to Rio

Posted April 30, 2014 by David Culbert

In this week’s Culbert Report – David directs his attention to John Coates’ statement on Rio’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics. ”The worst I have experienced” and ”worse than Athens” were among the words used by the AOC President and IOC Vice President.

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Opinion: John Coates makes the right call for the wrong reason

Posted August 6, 2012 by Bonita Mersiades

‘Making sport a higher priority of the school curriculum is essential for more compelling reasons than Olympic medals – and that is the health of our children’

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