Opportunity decade awaits Australian sport – The Flinders News

Brisbane’s 2032 Olympics shouldn’t be viewed as the end of a golden decade of Australian sport but rather a springboard to sustained success.
That is according to swimming legend Kieren Perkins, who now runs the Australian Sports Commission as the nation prepares for a period littered with home world championships and other major events.
Perkins will address the National Press Club on Wednesday after his organisation released its strategic vision, which says the 2032 Olympics will be a success if it leaves a new generation of Australian athletes inspired.
He said the coming decade was “one of the greatest periods of opportunity in Australia’s sporting history”.
“Our most important job will be to put these words into action … any game plan in sport is only as good as the way in which you deliver it,” Perkins said.
“The reality is that for Australia to establish the world’s best sporting system, none of us here will be able to win alone.
“But if we can all be part of this together, we will achieve remarkable things, not just for sport, but for Australia.”
Major events in Australia across the next decade include the T20 Men’s Cricket World Cup, the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, Men’s and Women’s Rugby World Cups and the Netball World Cup before the Olympics in 2032.
“This is an incredible opportunity to unite, inspire and build Australia through sport,” ASC chair Josephine Sukkar said.
“The sporting strategies, programs and facilities we deliver now have the capacity to shape Australia’s long-term prosperity, well beyond sporting boundaries.
“A thriving Australian sport system is enormously influential to a thriving Australia.”
Australian Associated Press
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