What is the relationship between sport and national and cultural identity?

What is the Relationship Between Sport and National and Cultural Identity?

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

  • critically examine how sport has been used to promote an Australian national and regional identity, eg Olympic coverage, State of Origin
  • identify instances when Australia has used sport for political purposes and evaluate the impact of this on the athletes and the Australian public, eg Moscow Olympics, apartheid boycotts
  • investigate how physical activity and sport have influenced the lives and identity of Indigenous Australians
  • research physical activities or sports to determine their cultural significance for particular groups.


Extract from PDHPE Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2009 Board of Studies NSW.