History of Sport

“Turning Points” in the World of Sport

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

How important is winning and could the victory  be a ‘Turning Point’ for an individual or for a country?  To what lengths will people or governments go in order to win?  How does participating in sport contribute to or result from ‘Turning Points? Have some people been able to use success in sport to create ‘Turning Points’ outside the sport itself? Has there been a cost? There are many questions that arise in the consideration of Turning Points in sport.

You could consider the role of individual sportspeople, administrators, governments, scientists, and/or new technology to improve performance and community health. Does this end up making a ‘Turning Point’ for all or only for some?

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

In this category you need to look at Turning Points 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.