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What is the AIS?

Role of the AIS

As Australia’s strategic high performance sport agency, the AIS is responsible and accountable for leading the delivery of Australia’s international sporting success.

Since 1981, the AIS has been the cradle of Australia’s national sports system — one that is recognised the world over for its ability to identify, develop and produce world, Olympic and Paralympic champions.

With international competition intensifying all the time, the AIS links sports investment to performance targets and provides world-class expertise and services — ensuring Australia’s current and emerging high performance athletes have access to the right support at the right time in their pursuit of excellence.

Australia’s high performance targets

The AIS works in partnership with national sporting organisations (NSOs), state institutes and academies of sport (SIS/SAS) and peak bodies (Australian Olympic Committee, Australian Paralympic Committee and Australian Commonwealth Games Association) to deliver international sporting success.

In 2012, the AIS outlined ambitious international performance targets:

Top 5 Olympics and Paralympics
Top 15 Winter Olympics and Paralympics
#1 Commonwealth Games
20+ World champions annual

In 2018, the AIS will reconsider performance targets as part of the AIS high performance strategy.

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