The Australian Federal Government invests heavily in high performance sport in Australia and as a result there are high expectations placed upon Olympic NSOs. While research into factors contributing to Olympic success is plentiful, little attention has been given to the relationships within the high performance sport environment – most importantly, the relationship between government and NSOs. This presentation will examine the relationship between the Australian Sports Commission and Olympic NSOs to determine the affect this relationship has on Olympic performance outcomes. Professor Gowthorp's research examines the four-year period leading into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and examines the major changes introduced by the government as a result of poor performances at the London 2012 Olympics Games.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Lisa Gowthorp, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Bond University (Australia) and is an expert in sport governance, sport regulation, high performance sport issues and the Olympic Games. She consults with industry on governance issues and sport policy.