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Sport categorisation 2014

Category Description Level Performance criteria Sports
Foundation Sports with a record of achieving multi-medal or consistent team medals at Olympic, Paralympic, world championships or Commonwealth Games level. These sports are expected to make the largest contribution towards Australia’s Winning Edge targets. F1

Multi-medal at two of the last three Olympic Games or multi-gold medal at two of the last three Paralympic Games; and

High probability to multi-medal at the Olympic Games or multi-gold medal at the Paralympic Games in the next two cycles.

Athletics, canoe/kayak, cycling, rowing, sailing, ski and snowboard, and swimming

Paralympic: athletics, cycling and swimming

F2

Medal at two of the last three Olympic Games or gold medal at two of the last three Paralympic Games; and

High probability to medal at the Olympic Games or gold medal at the Paralympics Games in the next two cycles.

Basketball (women), diving, hockey (men), shooting, triathlon and water polo (women)

Paralympic: wheelchair basketball, equestrian, rugby, sailing and skiing

F3

Culturally significant sports* with gold medal at two of the last three Commonwealth Games or world championships (in events and disciplines recognised under Australia’s Winning Edge); and

High probability to gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in the next two cycles.

Netball
Prospective
Sports with success at the last Olympic or Paralympic Games or world championships, and likely to medal at the next Olympic or Paralympic Games. P1

Medal at one of the last two Olympic Games or gold medal at one of the last two Paralympic Games; and

Prospective medal at the next Olympic or Paralympic Games.

Equestrian

Paralympic: rowing and shooting

P2

Gold medal in an Olympic or Paralympic discipline at a world championships (or equivalent) in the last four years; and

Prospective medal at the next Olympic or Paralympic Games.

Golf, gymnastics and tennis

Paralympic: triathlon

Emerging
Sports likely to achieve a top eight finish and have an outside medal chance at the next Olympic Games, or likely to achieve a medal at the next Paralympic Games. These sports have longer term potential. E1 Emerging profile with the probability of a top four to eight finish, and an outside medal chance, at the next Olympic Games; or prospective to medal at the next Paralympic Games.

Archery, badminton, basketball (men), beach volleyball, boxing, football (women), hockey (women), judo, modern pentathlon, rugby sevens (men), rugby sevens (women), taekwondo, volleyball (men) and water polo (men)

Paralympic: canoeing, table tennis and wheelchair tennis

National and/or Iconic
Sports with gold medal success at the Commonwealth Games or culturally significant sports* with gold medal success at a world championships. N1

Gold medal at the Commonwealth Games or culturally significant sports* with gold medal at world championships (in events and disciplines recognised under Australia’s Winning Edge) in the past four years; and

Prospective gold medal at the Commonwealth Games or world championships in the next four years.

Bowls, cricket (men), cricket (women), football (men), motorcycling, motor sport, rugby league (men), squash, surfing, surf life saving and weightlifting
Supported Australian Sports
Sports that receive investment from the Australian Sports Commission via Whole of Sport or Participation grants. AFL, baseball, bocce, fencing, ice racing, karate, lacrosse, orienteering, polocrosse, pony club, rugby league (women), rugby union 15s, skate, softball, table tennis, tenpin bowling, touch football, volleyball (women), waterski and wakeboard, and wrestling

Paralympic: boccia, football, goalball and powerlifting

*Culturally significant sports are sports on the Australian Government's anti-siphoning list plus iconic Australian sports such as surfing and surf life saving

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