Australia is known for its rich sports culture. The most popular sports in Australia are Australian football, cricket, golf and rugby. Due to the growing sports popularity in the country, there are various websites that provide regular sports updates on trips, travel, sports clubs, jobs in sports, sports news, sporting events and many more.

Australia, a country measuring 7,617,930 square kilometers. with a population of 20.6 million, shines in every sport on the international stage. This is well proven in the Olympics and Commonwealth Games every time. Australia is ninth on the list of Olympic medals all time and has the most gold medals in the history of the Commonwealth game with 643.

Aside from excelling at the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games, Australia is also doing well internationally in Australian football, cricket, golf and rugby.

Australian football is the most popular sport in Australia and is the country's national sport. Australian football is what Major League Baseball (MLB) and National Football League (NFL) are for the United States of America. An estimated 90,000 football fanatics participate in games and cheer on their favorite club. Australia's national sport was invented by a fellow named Tom Wills in 1858. He took the basic rules of Gaelic football, soccer and rugby and linked them together into a single sport we know today as Australian football. The wells were intended for the sport to keep cricketers in top form during the winter.

The first set of laws in Australian football was published by the Melbourne Football Club in 1959.
The Australian Football League (AFL) is the leading Australian league for Australian football. The AFL originated in 1990 and was known as the Victorian Football League (VFL) in previous years. The AFL has 16 teams competing against each other in 22 strenuous but exciting rounds. The AFL season usually starts in the last week of March and ends in September. The two best teams meet in the AFL Grand Final.

Cricket is another popular sport in Australia. All cricket leagues are governed by a body called Cricket Australia. This governing body has been in existence since 1905 and was known as the Australian Board of Directors for International Cricket. In 1973 it changed its name to Australian Cricket Board and finally in 2003 Cricket Australia.

Cricket Australia is responsible for the planning of matches and the development of cricket in the country and in the Pacific.

The Australian cricket team is one of the best international teams in the world. Australia have appeared in the Cricket World Cup final an astonishing six times. It has won the World Cup a total of four times: 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007.

The Australian national cricket team also won the ICC Champions Trophy (the second most important international cricket competition) in 2006 and 2009. Australia is the first country to win the ICC Champions Trophy and Cricket World Cup in consecutive years.

It is safe to say that the Australian cricket team is the Los Angeles Lakers in the cricket world.
Due to their massive success and performance, cricket fans all over the world are constantly checking for Australian Cricket Sports tours, sporting events, sporting news and Live score updates. The Australian national cricket team has gained a large number: online forums and clubs have appeared everywhere expressing their support for Australian cricket.

Australia has also made a name for itself in the sport of golf. It currently has the most golf courses per. Capital. Aussie golfers have also left their mark. There are currently 10 Australians ranked among the top 100 golfers in the world: Geoff Ogilvy, Robert Allenby, Adam Scott, Michael Sim, John Senden, Brendan Jones, Matthew Goggin, Rod Pampling, Scott Strange and Marc Leishman. The great Greg Norman helped pave the way for many Aussie golfers in the PGA.

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Australia is the first country to win the ICC Champions Trophy and Cricket World Cup in consecutive years.