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.
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.
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.
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''.
After close to a decade at Athletics Victoria Nick Honey concluded his tenure as Chief Executive Officer last week to seek new challenges as the head of Basketball Victoria. We caught up with him to review how the sport has changed during his decade of involvement.