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Campbell urges support for national athletics team in Sweden



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MEDIA RELEASE SENATOR IAN G. CAMPBELL SHADOW MINISTER FOR SPORT, RECREATION & YOUTH AFFAIRS

CAMPBELL URGES SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL ATHLETICS TEAM IN SWEDEN

Wednesday, 2 August 1995

Federal Shadow Sports Minister, Senator Ian Campbell, is urging Australians to demonstrate their support for the national athletic team contesting the World Championships in Sweden.

Senator Campbell today commended team sponsor Optus for making available an around- the-clock fax line in Gothenberg where the Australian campaign officially kicks off on Friday (August 4).

The Optus Congrats Fax opens from August 1-13.

“Australia really is primed to do well with athletes like Cathy Freeman and Melinda Gainsford peaking at the right time on the European grand prix circuit,” Senator Campbell said.

“Australians are renowned for their support o f national teams and a large proportion o f our population has ready access to a fax machine.

“Our athletes are a long way from home and some have them have been competing overseas for the best part of a month now.

“I’ll be sending my message of support to the Optus Congrats Fax on 0019 46-31-720­ 5959 and I urge all Australians to do the same.”

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