Sport governance perspective(Cycling, Canoeing, Orienteering, Paralympics)Sport business perspective(Sportsmans Warehouse)Review of Australian sport(Crawford and the Government’s response)Individual participation in sport(Leigh’s presentation on Adventure Sport)Politics in sport(Keith’s discussion of the 2008 Olympics)Sport in Community Development(Keith’s presentation on uniting and dividing communities)
Explain the major catalysts responsible for the commodiﬁcation ofAustralian sport.Identify the similarities and differences between thecommercialisation of Australian sport and international sport.Discuss the ways in which sport and politics intersect.Contribute to public debates about the politics of sport in modernsocieties.
Communicate - express, present, listen, respond and create.Develop your information literacy – locate, identify, collate,analyse, evaluate, interpret and present.Engage in problem solving.
CommodiﬁcationThe process by which something which does not have an economic value is assigned avalue. Wikipedia Link
Directing and administrating statesor other political units (in thecontext of party competition). Allison (Link)
The essential characteristics of political lifecan be found in any relationship. Allison (Link)
To say that an area of activity, like sport, the arts, or family life is notpart of politics, or is ‘nothing to do with politics’, is to make aparticular kind of political point about it, principally that it is not tobe discussed on whatever is currently regarded as the politicalagenda. Keeping matters off the political agenda can, of course, be avery effective way of dealing with them in ones own interests. Allison (Link)
An open book exam ...to test your ability to ﬁnd, understand, interpretand apply knowledge.40 minutes to respond to 10 questions.Questions will be based on the seminars andpresentations made during the unit.
Practice QuestionCan you provide two urls for this presentation to sharewith a colleague?
Photo CreditsSwimming exams at Newcastle Ocean Baths 11 December 1953IMG_6281Ladies’ toboggan race c 1900Kipkemei Arap LagatSad but true