25 September 2023

Academy in training for Olympics

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The ACT Academy of Sport (ACTAS) has started the countdown for 14 local athletes to make it into the Australian national team to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

In a statement, ACTAS said that over the next 12 months it would support athletes across a range of sports including athletics, shooting, softball, swimming, archery, rowing and baseball.

“We provide a range of performance services to help give our athletes the best chance to make it onto the Australian Olympic Team,” the Academy said.

“These include sport science, nutrition, psychology, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, career and education, wellbeing and community engagement, training and competition support.”

ACTAS said it was formed in 1989 as the high performance arm of ACT Sport and Recreation.

It is an endorsed Official Olympic and Paralympic Training Centre and a member of the National Institute Network which includes the eight Australian State and Territory institutes and academies of sport as well as the Australian Institute of Sport.

ACTAS programs are formed via partnership agreements between the National Sporting Organisation, State Sporting Organisations, and the ACT Government.

It provides a daily training environment and a range of performance services for supported talented athletes.

These include athletic performance and rehabilitation, performance nutrition, performance psychology, personal excellence, training, coaching, competition support and program management support.

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