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David 'Charlie' Walsh interviewed by Mick Fogarty for the Sport oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 4385833
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Walsh, David, 1941-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2008 
2 sound files (ca 109 min.) 
Series

Sport oral history project.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

David 'Charlie' Walsh, OAM, speaks about his early life; discovering his passion for cycling; leaving school at 14; his apprenticeship; training as a teacher, studying at night school; becoming a full-time coach as South Australian Sports Institute (SASI), Head Coach (1985); his cycling achievements; becoming honorary state coach and honorary national coaching director; Ron O'Donnell; Mike Nunan; David Stuart; Jess Java; AIS Track Cycling Head Coach (1987); National track and Road coach to end of Sydney Olympic Games (2000); the female road program; Shayne Bannan; the national program; the Australian road team; coaching courses, results in developing Australian sport; Australian Sports Commission (AIS); National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS); Australian cycling, international reputation; relationship between AIS and SASI; revolutionary coaching practices; interpreting how to train to meet physiological and psychological demands; planning; his commitment to athletes he was working with; his personal honours; Neil Craig; Los Angeles Olympics (1984).

Walsh discusses the technological progress in cycling; Australia's domination in cycling (1993); the superbike; the increase in Australian Olympic and world championship medals from 1984; the Australian sport model; performance-enhancing drugs; Atlanta Olympic Games (1996); professionals competing at the Olympics for the first time (1996); Stuart O'Grady; drug issues at Tour de France (1998); achievements by Australian cyclists; suspension of AIS cyclists; the development of test for EPO by AIS; Australia reducing length of bicycles; the downturn in use of drugs in cycling; Athens Olympics; Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) making riders more accountable; Shane Kelly; selection process and policy; Kathy Watt; Lucy Tyler-Sharman; review into Australian track cycling (1998); Sydney Olympic Games (2000), selection criteria; Mike Flynn; Gary Neiwand; keys to success; the greats in Australian cycling; his role with the Adelaide Football Club.

Notes

Recorded on May 7, 2008 in Adelaide, S. Aust.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (10 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 42 leaves) 
Subjects Walsh, David, 1941- -- Interviews.  |  Cyclists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Bicycle racing -- Coaching -- Australia.  |  Bicycle racing.  |  Olympics.  |  Olympics -- Participation, Australian.  |  Athletes -- Drug use -- Australia.  |  Doping in sports -- Australia.
Occupation Coaches (Sports)
Other authors/contributors Fogarty, Mick, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 5900/42
Copy: Recording
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ORAL TRC 5900/42 (transcript)
Copy: Transcript
Special Collections Reading Room
ORAL TRC 5900/42 (summary)
Copy: Summary
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