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  • Written by Tim McGrath

Q&A with Simon Nathan

Simon Nathan took over as the head of Athletics Australia's High Performance department in March of this year. Amidst the controversy of Scott Westcott's withdrawal from the world championships team, we asked Nathan five questions about the Australian athletics team's preparation for Moscow.

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  • Written by The Examiner - Brian Roe

Athletics bodies' merger may be on wrong track

Early in April the Australian Sports Commission sent a missive to Athletics Australia and Little Athletics Australia requesting that they merge by the end of the financial year.

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  • Written by The Age - Michael Gleeson

Merger may help retain athletes

A merger of Little Athletics with Athletics Australia could result in the popular junior sport receiving millions of dollars in federal funding and help tackle the chronic problem of the drain of vast numbers of talented juniors from the sport.

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  • Written by Tim McGrath

It’s time for change

The announcement by the Australian Sports Commission, Athletics Australia and Little Athletics Australia of a review into a possible merger between the athletics bodies signals a paradigm shift in thinking about the future of the sport.

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  • Written by Canberra Times - David Polkinghorn

Deeks blasts decision on AIS

Former world champion marathon runner Robert de Castella has blasted Athletics Australia's move away from basing athletes at the Australian Institute of Sport and described its tiered-scholarship program as a ''cop out''.

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