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.