Going by the words from lexicon, "culture" is the sum total of tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group. And as far as the persona of Australian soul is concerned it is highly leaned towards the vibrancy of the magical world of sports. Be it the obsessive types or the saner and more relaxed ones, the life-style of every Australian revolves round the outdoors and sports. So, it goes beyond saying, that the Aussie Sports Culture has a very unique character of its own, that is looked up to with awe by rest part of the world.
Sports and Recreation of Australia is an integral part of the living to its inhabitants. From mere bush-walking, skiing, surfing, sailing, golf, swimming to the adrenaline-surging Formula-1 Car Racing, soccer, basketball, tennis and boxing, they are just game for all at any time of the year- such is the Aussie Sports Culture.
Aussie Sports arena spans a huge area and very true to the cult they are the unchallenged champions in most of them. Cricket, tennis, netball, swimming, rugby league, women's hockey, the speedway world cup, and even darts- you name them and their conquest list over the leading global hubs features all. Do not forget, the world has got its share of Ian Thorpe-s and and Bret Lee-s from this nation only. Even in academics, sport is part of day-to-day discourse and yet receives comparatively little attention as something too serious!
Some of the conventionally hottest Sports in Australia are:
Or rather 'Australian rules football'? More usually called Aussie Rules, this is how they love to call their favorite winter sport- Soccer! So, there you get AFL Finals and NAB Finals to take you to the stadiums and shout at decibel's best to cheer for your favorite team.
Rugby League: There are teams from different cities of the nation to participate in the Rugby League and Australian Kangaroos do the rest by representing the country in the international matches.
Tennis: The mecca of sports play hosts to the gala events like Australian Tennis Open, Adelaide Open. Get yourself a ticket for one of the forthcoming one and you could have a blast watching Rodger Federer playing his iconic shots!
Cricket: Well, the Aussie Sports Events or rather the global sports calendar remains incomplete without a generous dosage of test-matches and one-dayers in the country itself. Home to the all-time greatest Don Bradman and Ricky Ponting, the country has taken itself to a different level of cricketing finesse altogether.
Track Sports: The country also boasts of a very illustrious track record in the track games too. It has played host to Olympics (Special Olympics also) many times earlier and now the Sydney Olympics 2008 is almost knocking at the door, telling you to gear up for being carried away in the vibe of the greatest sports fest under the sun.
Golf: The iconic golfers from around the world make it to this hub once in a year , if not more. In 2008, the golf courses here are getting ready to play the perfect venues for The MFS Australian Open and The MatsterCard Masters to be held in NSW and Victoria respectively.
MotorSports: The leafy Melbourne suburb of Albert Park and a few kilometers of dusty roads ahead are transforming speedily into a thrilling 5.3-kilometer motor racing circuit to give the world's best drivers a tough challenge in the coming March. Get ready to be a part of the 2008 Australian Formula One Grand Prix to be held between 13th to 17th March of the coming year!
Besides, these hot favorites, there are other events as well, like Moomba Waterfest and Melbourne Cycling Festival making up an integral part of the Australian Sports Culture.
Be a part of the madness!
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