Australian athletics has a rich history of success dating back over 100 years. In 2000, the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame was established to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia's truly great athletes.
At the discretion of Athletics Australia's Special Awards Committee, an induction into the Hall of Fame takes place to recognise the greats of the sport.
Currently, the following athletes have been inducted as members of the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame:
Harry helped plan media facilities for the Melbourne
1956 Olympics Games. He was a member of the organising committee
for the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, and chairman of the
media division. He played a significant role in the planning of the
2000 Olympic torch relay, and had the task of naming streets and
boulevards around the main Olympic areas, throughout the Olympic
Village and at all venues used in the Sydney Games. He was awarded
the Australian Olympic Committee’s highest award, the Order of
Merit, in 1999 and the IOC’s Olympic Order in 2001. In 2006 the
International Society of Olympic Historians honoured him with its
Lifetime Achievement Award - only the second such award ever given.
He is a member of the selection committees of the Sport Australia
Hall of Fame, the Australian Football Hall of Fame and the
Athletics Australia Hall of Fame - www.olympics.com.au