Drugs in sport

Feb 18, 2013

Q. How much of a problem do you think taking performance enhancing drugs is in these sports?

 

A major problem

A moderate  problem

A minor problem

Not a problem at all

Don’t know

AFL football

39%

23%

18%

5%

16%

NRL rugby league

37%

26%

16%

4%

18%

Cricket

16%

9%

26%

25%

23%

Tennis

18%

12%

24%

22%

24%

Soccer

22%

19%

23%

10%

26%

Basketball

18%

18%

22%

14%

30%

Cycling

56%

20%

8%

3%

14%

Athletics

41%

26%

11%

4%

17%

56% of respondents think taking performance enhancing drugs is a major problem in cycling, 41% think it is a major problem in athletics, 39% in AFL football and 37% in NRL rugby league.

38% of AFL football followers think it is a major problem in their sport and 26% of NRL followers think it is a major problem in their sport. 40% of AFL followers think it is a major problem in NRL.

46% of Victorian respondents think performance enhancing drugs is a major problem in the AFL.

Betting on sport

Feb 18, 2013

Q. How much of a problem do you think betting on games and results is in these sports?

 

A major problem

A moderate  problem

A minor problem

Not a problem at all

Don’t know

AFL football

34%

22%

14%

10%

19%

NRL rugby league

33%

22%

15%

11%

20%

Cricket

30%

22%

17%

10%

20%

Tennis

21%

18%

20%

18%

23%

Soccer

30%

22%

15%

11%

23%

Basketball

23%

18%

19%

15%

25%

Cycling

25%

18%

17%

14%

25%

Athletics

23%

18%

20%

14%

25%

34% of respondents think betting is a major problem in AFL football, 33% think it is a major problem in NRL, 30% in soccer and 30% in cricket.

36% of those who mostly follow cricket think it is a major problem in their sport, compared to 32% of AFL followers and 28% of NRL followers.

Interest in upcoming Grand Finals

Sep 26, 2011

Q. Which of the following upcoming sporting events are you most interested in?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
The AFL Grand Final 32% 35% 33% 28%
The NRL Grand Final 20% 19% 22% 17%
The Rugby World Cup 10% 9% 12% 10%
None of the above 38% 37% 34% 44%

Whilst 38% of respondents had no interest in any of the upcoming football finals, 32% were most interested in the AFL, 20% in the NRL and only 10% in the Rugby World Cup.

Female respondents are far more likely to state that they were not interested in any of the upcoming sport events (47%), as were respondents aged 18-24 yeas old (46%).

Respondents from NSW are far more likely to have an interest in the Rugby World Cup (15%) and the NRL Grand Final (35%).

Respondents from QLD are also far more likely to have an interest in the NRL Grand Final (32%).

Victorian respondents are the most likely to be most interested in the AFL Grand Final (67%).

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Rabbitohs Stars Tackle Booze-Fuelled Violence

Mar 17, 2011

Alcohol and sport have had a long, intimate and often uncomfortable relationship.

To their enormous credit, however, the  South Sydney Rabbitohs enthusiastically accepted our invitation to become involved in the Last Drinks campaign, and already their involvement is helping the campaign to reach an important new audience.

The Last Drinks campaign is a joint project backed by the Police Association of NSW, the Australian Medical Association (NSW), the Health Services Union and the NSW Nurses’ Association.

It’s purpose is to reduce the amount of alcohol-fuelled violence in the community – and in the process to make life safer for the front-line police officers, doctors, nurses and paramedics who deal with it every weekend.

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