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Advancing human performance: CSIRO and AIS forge a partnership
CSIRO partners with the Australian Institute of Sport to build and capitalise on Australia's international reputation in sports performance.
2 June 2010 | Updated 14 January 2013
A national challenge
The formation of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in 1981 enhanced Australia's success in international sport.
The improved performance of the Australian team at the Olympics highlights the benefits of an institution such as the AIS to the rest of the world.
Other nations are now committing substantial resources to their own sports programs, challenging Australia’s competitive edge.
Australia will need to move up to the next level of elite athletic development, if it is to maintain its reputation for punching above its weight in international sport.
The AIS model is based around athlete selection, performance analysis and individual coaching programs.
There is now an urgent need to add a new level of science and technology input to the AIS concept.
CSIRO and AIS partnership
Initial talks between AIS and CSIRO began in 2006 on a sports science and technology initiative to build and capitalise on Australia’s international reputation in sports performance.
Discussions revealed that there were a number of research areas in sports science and technology of mutual interest to both organisations.