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2020 an ‘unprecedented’ year for sport administrators

2020 an ‘unprecedented’ year for sport administrators
December 21, 2020
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Greg Blood

Greg Blood has extensive experience as a sport librarian and researcher with an interest is in the history and development of sport policy in Australia.

Employed as a librarian at Australian Institute of Sport/Australian Sports Commission from 1983 to 2011, since 2017 he has been Publications Officer, Australian Society of Sport History.

He also writes for Australian Sports Reflections.

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