Hans Westerbeek

Hans Westerbeek has been quoted 3 times in 1 different article. On this page, you will find all of Hans Westerbeek’s quotes organized by date and topic. Alongside each quote is a link back to the article where the quote was reported, so you can go back to the source for more context if you need it. Topics that Hans Westerbeek speaks about are Australians, sport, and element, for example. Most recently, Hans Westerbeek was quoted in the article Why are Australians so good at sport? saying, “Australia has for 200 years used sport to identify itself, as it has very little history to ground itself on. Sport in Australia is a means of expression.”.

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Sport is a major cultural element of Australian life. Historians would argue it stems from the early years, in a land of open space and a climate suited to outdoor activities. This is an important element. Success on the international stage is important, with Australians taking great pride in the success of their athletes.

Australia has for 200 years used sport to identify itself, as it has very little history to ground itself on. Sport in Australia is a means of expression.

In terms of absolute investment, Australia is consistently towards the top of the list for federal funding. Also, between 75% and 80% of federal money goes into elite sports. On a state level there is also state money going towards sport. It is also a deliberate policy to target sports that you can win more medals in.

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