Sports Research Reports

Government Departments, Institutes of Sport and Universities undertake Sports Research Projects and facilitate access to a wide range of national and international sports related research and publications.

One example is the Clearinghouse for Sport which is an Australian sport sector information and knowledge sharing initiative.

Research papers, reports and media articles with 'Athletics' relevance are listed below.

  1. The Royal Commission’s report into Case Study 39 - The response of certain football (soccer) and tennis and cricket organisations to allegations of child sexual abuse, was released on 30 November 2016. Australia-wide information about ‘child protection in sport’ can be found by clicking here
  2. Independent Review of Athletics in Australia (February 2015)
  3. How much heat can sport handle? Elite sport may be able to afford some adaptations to climate change but the ability to respond at local sporting grounds is more questionable. Sport cannot go on as it has in Australia. (Climate Spectator, 2 February 2015)
  4. Run to stay young Running may reverse aging in certain ways while walking does not, a noteworthy new study of active older people finds. (The New York Times, 3 December 2014)
  5. How runners can achieve a natural high (Sydney Morning Herald, 15 July 2014)
  6. Teenage years risky for sports injuries (ABC News Australia, 27 June 2014)
  7. Tracking the Development of Attitudes to Doping: A Longitudinal Study of Young Elite Athletes (Griffith University and The University of Canberra, Australia, 2 April 2014)
  8. What makes a good sports coach? (The Observer, Queensland Australia, 6 February 2014)