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So how does this system work ? If you can't win a medal we'll cut your funding.

 

Charlesworth said he was âââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’…âہ“disappointedâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’‚ when he heard the news that the Australian womenâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢s hockey team, if they donâââہ¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¬ÃƒÆ’¢Ã¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢t perform in Tokyo, will have their funding cut by 60 per cent as there is no medal forecast for Paris 2024.

 

Making it harder for the sport is somehow supposed to get better results? Punish the non medal winners ?

 

I can understand some peripheral sports being cut, but teams like the Hocheyroos have actually performed pretty well on the international scene.

 

This approach of only rewarding winners, in a country with a small population like Australia has, seems bizarre, and certainly goes against the Olympic ideals.

 

Perhaps the administrative side of Olympic organisation needs the trimming, not the athletes' funding.

 

Cheers

J

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Australia and New Zealand are hosting the FIFA 2023 Women's World Cup. Here's how the tournament will work

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-26/how-...l-work/12395086

It's official — the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup is heading to Australia and New Zealand.

 

The dates FIFA has nominated for the tournament to take place are between July 10 to August 10, 2023.

The bid proposes 13 stadiums in 12 cities across Australia and New Zealand, telling FIFA it would prefer a minimum of 10 to be used — five in each country.

The bid team is banking on welcoming 1.5 million fans through the gates across those venues for an average of 24,000 spectators per game, which would make it the most well-supported women's World Cup in history.

The 2023 Women's World Cup will feature 32 teams, up from the 24 that competed in France in 2019.

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Good to see Paul Gallen receive yet another most valuable contributor award for Qld. Good old Gal must be getting up near Wally Lewis in terms of winning games for Qld ... what a goose ... his fifth tackle settlers were bad but his call this year, before the first kick-off of the series, that this team is the worst in origin history takes the cake.

 

 

J, I didn't get to see any of the game live but from what I've read and seen on the highlights it was more about passion and tension than skill. But a win is a win.

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Morning All

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That it is dominated by a 43 year old bloke also says something about it as an athletic endeavour. Cam Smith is 38 yo I suppose and how old was Bobby Simpson when he was resurrected to plug a gap. But playmakers in the NRL like Jonathon Thurston get monstered so many times that they are done by their early thirties.

 

Not sure what is going on in the US ... its sports stars (how old is Serena Williams?) are about the age its political leaders should be and its political leaders must be running on muscle memory.

 

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