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SBD Global/March 19, 2013/Olympics
Australia's Top Seven Olympic Sports In Danger Of Losing Government Funding
Published March 19, 2013
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TIMING IS EVERYTHING: In Melbourne, Greg Baum reported the Australian Sports Commission "crackdown comes at especially low ebb in Australian sport." The Olympic team "struggled by its historically high standards in London last year, the cricket team is in a shambles, the Australian Crime Commission's heavy-duty allegations of corruption in Australian sport weighs heavily, instances of misbehaviour dance in the headlines, and unprecedented drug clouds hang over" the Australian Football League and National Rugby League as their seasons begin. Wylie said that "the drug issue would exercise the commission's mind vigorously" (THE AGE, 3/19).