There is a timelessness about sport. Like music and art, it is a quality that cuts across generations and nations. It provides a link between Australians of succeeding generations whether urging on a Donald Bradman or cheering and rejoicing in the America's Cup victory. Call it the spirit, the soul of sport – it will be in 2001 the same as it was in 1901.

HARTUNG, GREG - Spirit in Australian Sport: a profile