Will a controversial sports funding strategy give Australia's Winter Olympians the winning edge?

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Abstract

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Australia will send 51 athletes to this month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang to compete across 11 disciplines. Freestyle skiing and snowboarding are the most popular sports; 28 athletes will represent Australia in these disciplines.

National sporting organisations and individual athletes have applied for funding and support ahead of the Olympics under the controversial Winning Edge strategy. The strategy prioritises funding for sports that have the greatest chance of success or that can demonstrate a capability to deliver results.

According to Winning Edge targets, Australia’s team in Pyeongchang is expected to finish in the top 15 on the medal table.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2018

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