History of Sport

Special Requirements

The modern world is full of sport: both elite professional and weekend sports. It has become a feature of our modern society. How has this changed and developed over time? Is this story of this change the same for

How important is winning? Does everyone agree that the “best” competitor wins? Who is the greatest Olympian? Is victory in sport interpreted the same way by all?  To what lengths will people or governments go in order to win and is it worth it?  How is participating in sport used in society? Have some people been able to use success in sport outside the sport itself? What is the “cost” of sport? There are many questions that arise in the consideration of Contested hiStories in sport.

You could consider the role of individual sportspeople, administrators, governments, scientists, and/or new technology to improve performance and community health. Does everyone accept the same interpretation of a sport or a sporting event or sports science? Is the significance of sport overestimated by some in our society?

Is sport seen differently in Australia from other places in the world?

In this category you need to look at Contested hiStories in respect of a sportsperson, a particular sport, or sport in general. You could look at an Australian example or a non-Australian one or you could compare the two.