LAUNCESTON SPORTAL wonders what of the future of
Olympic Boxing if Australia successfully bans
the sport in Australia.
The arguments put forward for this ban by
Minister for Health,Wooldridge are convincing,and
have been welcomed by the Australian Medical
If we are to ban 1 bloodsport,to be fair maybe we
should also turn our attention to similar combatant
and aggressive sports,such as hooting,archery,
wrestling,judo and taekwendo
MORE ACCOLADES FOR SYDNEY
International Olympic Committee President,
Juan Antonio Samaranch presented the
IOC Women and Sport 2001 trophy to
Australian delegate Kevin Gosper in Switzerland
on Thursday ,May 17.
Mr Gosper said the award recognizes efforts that
increased the profile and representation of women
athletes at the Sydney Games.
Women competed in modern pentathlon,weightlifting
and water polo for the first time,and gained equal representation in a number of other sports.
Australia's water polo team took full advantage of
the opportunities winning gold after years of
campaigning for the right to compete at the olympics.
The proportion of female competitors increased from
34% at ATLANTA in 1996 to 39% in Sydney.
Apart from elevating Cathy Freeman to centre stage
at the opening ceremony,Sydney highlighted female Olympians
DEBBIE FLINTOFF - KING
in the final lap of the torch relay.