Before joining UTS as Adjunct Professor in 2004, Richard Cashman was Director of the Centre for Olympic Studies at the University of New South Wales and Associate Professor, School of History, The University of New South Wales from 1972 to 2004. He was Visiting International Chair, Olympic Studies, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, in 2002. He is co-editor of 'Staging the Olympics: The Event and its Impact' (UNSW Press, 1999). He has also produced monographs on the 'Green Games', 'Local Impacts', and 'Aboriginal People and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games'. Dr Cashman has written extensively on sport in Australia and Asia and was an editor of both the 'Oxford Companion to Australian Sport' (1992, 1994, 1997) and General Editor of the 'Oxford Companion to Australian Cricket' (1996). He is the author of two histories of Australian sport, 'Paradise of Sport' (1995) and 'Sport in the National Imagination' (2003) and was president of the Australian Society for Sports History from 2001 to 2004.
sports history; sport and globalisation; the Olympic and Paralympic Games
sports history; sport and globalisation; the Olympic and Paraympic Games
Australia is the first country to develop an international Olympic caravan to cater for the requirements of large-scale sporting and cultural events. Australians have promoted innovations in ceremonies, sports presentation, the design and look of events, new forms of media and other areas. The caravan was a direct product of the acclaimed Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Many individuals and firms responded to post-event opportunities to develop a brand that was exceptionally strong. As a result, Australians have dominated this field over the past decade. Since the caravan has largely operated offshore and outside the usual parameters of business, the achievements of many Australians have not been properly understood and recognised. The story of the Australian Olympic caravan is one that needs to be told because it has enhanced the countrys reputation abroad and contributed to the knowledge economy. The caravan demonstrates how this new form of legacy has emerged over a long period through imagination, inventiveness and a 'can do' spirit.
Sydney Olympic Park represents a new and unique post-Games legacy model. The commercial development of the Park has helped maintain sports and environmental legacies. Its Story is important because the Park attracted much criticism in 2001 and 2002. Since then, it has become a community asset. The Park is important because to many people it is a special and symbolic place. This theatre of the Games is remembered with much fondness and nostalgia
Cashman, R. 2010, Paradise of Sport, 2nd, Walla Walla Press, Sydney.
Cashman, R. 2007, The Red and Blue Wickies: Fifty Years of the Randwick CYM Cricket Club, Walla Walla Press, Sydney, NSW.
There has been increasing recognition of the importance of the impacts of mega sporting events and in 2001 the International Olympic Committee initiated its Olympic Games Global Impact Project. The Bitter-Sweet Awakening is the first book of its kind, a broad-ranging analysis of the impacts of one particular Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Cashman, R., Hughes, A. & Zavos, Z. 2005, The Pavilion on the Village Green: A History of the University of New South Wales Sports Association, Walla Walla Press, Sydney, Australia.
Cashman, R. & Toohey, K.M. 2002, The Contribution of the Higher Education Sector to the Sydney 2000 Olympic games, Centre for Olympic Games, UNSW, Sydney, Australia.
Cashman, R. 2009, 'A Continuing Legacy - The Sydney Experience', The Bulletin of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, vol. 49.
Since the 1970s, the Australian-Asian sport relationship has intensified and has developed greater depth. There have been an increasing number of tours to and from Asia, Australian involvement in Asian competitions, player exchanges, Australian investment in Asia and vice versa, as well as coach and information exchange. Australian players and spectators have become more familiar with Asian sport and what it means to play in Asia and against Asian players. Australian sport, as a result of globalization, has become more closely tied to Asian sport and this interconnectedness is likely to increase in the future. The greater involvement of Australian sport in Asia has had subtle changes in the imaging of Australian sport as a result of an increasing prominence of 'multiculturality' and 'polyethnicity'. It remains to be seen whether this increasing awareness of 'each other' will necessarily result in greater cultural understanding or lesser stereotyping on both sides.
Cashman, R. 2007, 'A Most Memorable Conference: The Inaugural 1977 Sporting Traditions Conference', Sporting Traditions, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 1-4.
Cashman, R. 2005, 'The relationship between elite versus mass sport', Journal of Asiania Sport for All, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 29-36.
Cashman, R. 2015, 'Sydney olympic park 2000 to 2010: A case study of legacy implementation over the longer term' in Holt, R. & Ruta, D. (eds), Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events, Routledge, UK, pp. 99-110.
The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy addresses perhaps the most important issue in the hosting of major contemporary sporting events: the problem of 'legacy'.
Cashman, R. 2013, 'A Tale of Two Sydney Centres' in Baka, R. & Hess, R. (eds), On the Periphery: New Perspectives on the Olympic Movement, Walla Walla Press, Sydney, pp. 17-25.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
This chapter will review legacy~manag('m('nt processes that have emerged in the last decade and comment on their effectiveness. Because legacy-management processes arc still evolving and there remain gaps, loose ends and shortcomings in protocols and procedures, it will be argued that legacy management is still evolving. Indeed, it is a morc difficult exercise than the management of the Games as an event. The following issues will be considered: The diffuse character and variety of legacy objectives; The problem of legacy assessment and its time frame; Legacy governance; The monitoring of legacy by an Olympic city and the lOCi The policing of legacy; Research into legacy management.
Cashman, R. 2011, 'Asia's place in the imaging of Australian sport' in Toohey, K. & Taylor, T. (eds), Australian Sport: Antipodean Waves of Change, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 97-110.
Cashman, R. 2010, 'Austalian Sport and Culture Before Federation' in Sport, History and Australian Culture, Walla Walla Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 8-39.
Cashman, R. 2010, 'Australian Sport and Culture After Federation' in Sport, History and Australian Culture, Walla Walla Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 92-130.
Cashman, R. 2010, 'The Imaginary Grandstand' in Sport, History and Australian Culture, Walla Walla Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 40-77.
Cashman, R. 2009, 'Regenerating Sydney's West: Framing and adapting an Olympic vision' in Poynter, G. & MacRury, I. (eds), Olympic Cities:2012 and the Remaking of London, Ashgate, Great Britain, pp. 133-143.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
The chapter presents the framework of the book, sets the thematic direction and outlines each of the chapters.
The chapter draws together the research in the book, presents new evidence for legacy in the Sydney Paralympic Games and provides a lead in for future research agendas.
The chapter the draws together the research presented in the book, other contributing research and presents a Paralympic research agenda for the future.
Cashman, R. 2006, 'Playing cricket in Australia in the 1880's.' in Ashes Exhibition, Marylebone Cricket Club, London, pp. 65-72.
Cashman, R. 2005, 'Beyond the Torch: Olympics and Australian Culture' in Adair, D., Coe, B. & Guoth, N. (eds), Beyond the Torch: Olympics and Australian Culture, ASSH, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 101-114.
Cashman, R. 2008, 'The Australian Olympic Caravan in Beijing', Pathways: Critiques and Discourse in Olympic Research, International Symposium for Olympic Research, The International Centre for Olympic Studies, Beijing, China, pp. 509-519.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Cashman, R. 2008, 'The Sydney Olympic Park Model: Evolution and Realisation', Connecting Cities: Mega Event Cities, Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Sydney, pp. 21-41.
Cashman, R. 2007, 'A Continuing Legacy - The Sydney Experience', Bulletin of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, CSSPE, Sydney, pp. 33-35.
Cashman, R. 2007, 'Algumas dimensoes eticas aceca de sediacao de Jogos Olimpicos: Promessas de candidatura e suas realizacoes nos Jogos Olimpicos de Sydney 2000', Etica E Compromisso Social Nos Estudos Olimpicos, Edipucrs, Porto Alegre, pp. 9-25.