Any rights to listed sporting events that are not acquired by free-to-air broadcasters are available to pay TV. For multi-round events where it is simply not possible for free-to-air networks to broadcast all matches within the event e.
The Federal Government is obliged by legislation to conduct a review of the list before the end of The current anti-siphoning list requires showing listed sports on the broadcaster's main channel.
Rugby league, which includes NRL, State of Origin and national team matches, had the highest aggregate television ratings of any sport in  and Network Ten's BBL coverage has become a regular feature of Australian summers and last season attracted an average audience of more than , people nationally in —15 season , including a peak audience of 1.
There are a number of Australian sport films. They include The Club. The film was based on a play produced in , in Melbourne. It has been in the senior English syllabi for four Australian states for many years.
It was written by Matthew Nable who also starred as the lead role 'Grub' Henderson. The film, which earned praise from critics,  focuses around Grub who is the captain of the Newtown Jets football team in the early s and his determination to stand for what rugby league traditionally stood for while dealing with his own identity crisis.
Sport is popular on the radio. Broadcast from to , it was one of the longest-running, most popular and most successful radio comedy programs of the post-television era in Australia.
It was the longest-running show in Triple J's programming history and commanded a large and dedicated nationwide audience throughout its year run.
Over races are covered each week, including the pre and post race form and TAB betting information. There are a number of Australian sport magazines.
One is the AFL Record. The magazine is published in a sports magazine style format. Eight different versions, one for each game, are published for each weekly round, 60, copies in total, and Roy Morgan Research estimates that the Record has a weekly readership of over , It features articles about surf trips in Australia and overseas, surfing technique, board design and wetsuits.
The magazine was founded in The Australian national cricket team have participated in every edition of the Cricket World Cup. Australia have been very successful in the event, winning the tournament five times, the record number.
Australia have been very successful in the event, winning the tournament 10 times, the record number. Australia have been very successful in the tournament, winning it two times  despite it not being a major sport in Australia.
Australia's women have repeatedly won at the highest level. The Australian national netball team have won the Netball World Cup a record 11 times.
The Australia women's national basketball team , known as the Opals, regularly compete well against the world elite at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup , having won the event in , finished second in and finished third three times, and at the Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament , where they have won silver medals three times and bronze medals twice.
They have advanced past the group stage in each of the last three editions of the competition , and , losing in the quarter-finals each time. In , they became the first senior Australian national team of either sex to win a World Cup knockout stage match, specifically in the round of 16, newly instituted for the Women's World Cup in that year.
Australia has also hosted a number of major international sporting events, including the Summer Olympics and the Summer Olympics. The Aboriginal cricket tour of England was the first tour by any sports team from Australia.
The Olympic movement in Australia started out during the s and s. The first organisations for the Olympics in Australia came out of the athletics governance system and resulted in the creation of state based Olympic committees.
The first national governing body for Australian Olympics was created in and was a joint effort with New Zealand though New Zealand was a less than able partner.
The movement in Australia then stagnated as a result of the Great War. The New Zealand and Australian organisation was disbanded and an Australian only national organisation was founded in called the Australian Olympic Federation.
The early goals of the organisation were to ratify team selection and to fundraise to assist Olympians in paying for their travel to compete at the Games.
By the s, the organisation had issues on the international level as the IOC wanted them to re-structure; until this time, the organisation followed governance models similar to that of other Australian sporting organisations with a federated model of governance.
Changes were made the organisation ended up with an executive board with a president, two vice presidents, a secretary general and a member executive board which had 10 elected members, 4 IOC members and 2 members of the Athlete's Commission.
Australia has hosted the Olympics twice, in in Melbourne and in in Sydney. These were the first Games hosted in the southern hemisphere.
Australia has been influential in the Olympic movement, with four Australian representatives who are members of the International Olympic Committee.
The government has provided monetary support for the Olympics. In the lead up to the Games, they provided 3, pounds and in provided 2, pounds.
This support was seen as a way of supporting national identity, but no formal system existed for the funding wider sport at the time. Australia performed relatively poorly at the Summer Olympics.
This upset the nation as it challenged a fundamental part of Australian identity. The following Olympics, the Summer Olympics , some Australian sports sat out as part of a boycott   and the country earned only nine medals, two of them gold, in Moscow.
Channel Seven had exclusive Australian free-to-air , pay television , online and mobile telephone broadcast rights to the Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Seven broadcast the opening and closing ceremonies and mainstream sports, including swimming , athletics , rowing , cycling and gymnastics.
In contrast, SBS TV provided complementary coverage focused on long-form events such as soccer , road cycling , volleyball and table tennis.
Australia has attended every Summer Paralympics and hosted the Sydney Games. Australia sent a delegation of athletes to compete at the Summer Paralympics in Beijing ,  and a team of 11 competitors to compete in two disciplines at the Winter Paralympics in Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada.
Australians take the Commonwealth Games seriously because, on one level of national thinking, the event offers the country an opportunity to prove they are superior to the "original country", the United Kingdom.
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Fishing around Australia is excellent from the shore, boat, river or sea. It is an extremely popular passtime, with the added benefit that you can eat the rewards.
Other sports to enjoy as you travel around include walking, jogging, cycling and much more. The onset of winter is seen as a positive factor by many Australian's and oversea's visitors alike for one reason; snow.
Australia offers great excitement on the snow, with skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding being popular winter sports.
Sport is a great way to escape the stress of modern day living. Below is just a small selection from the many sports packages available on Australian Explorer.
Packages that are always popular are the surf lessons and increasingly the Kitesurfing lessons. They say that variety is the spice of life, so why not try a new and exciting sport to keep you on your toes.
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