It has always been our aim to increase the spread of medals. We have directed our funding towards sports where we felt we could improve our performances leading into Beijing (the 2008 Olympics). We are also encouraged by the way sailing and equestrian have bounced back after disappointing results in Athens.
As a result I have terminated his selection to, and membership of, the 2004 Australian Olympic Team.
Craig Stevens has shown great mateship and won the admiration and support of all Australians,
My view was it might encourage them to consider their votes for Sydney.