Key points of Crawford sports review

The long-awaited Crawford Report has delivered a stinging rebuff to the Australian Olympic Committee's calls for beefed-up funding to maintain Australia's high position on Olympic medals tables.

Key recommendations of Crawford reporting into sports funding;

* Measure national sporting success by fitness and participation rates as well as Olympic medals.

* Review funding bias towards Olympic sports that few play, e.g. archery, waterpolo taekwondo, wrestling

* Consider more funding to mass participation and "lifetime" sports, e.g cricket, tennis, golf, bowls, surfing

* Put sport and physical activity back into education

* Boost community sport, including $1 billion over four years for local infrastructure.

* No decrease in overall sports funding

* Amalgamate Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) with state institutes and split from Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

* Federal government to continue funding elite programs

* No national sports lottery

* Consider tax rebates for sporting costs.

Source AAP

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