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Robert Chisholm (sports administrator)

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Robert George Chisholm (1910 – 26 June 1998) was an Australian sports administrator. He was the manager of the Australian teams that competed at the 1952 and 1956 Winter Olympics. Australia had first competed at the 1936 Olympics before the Second World War, when one athlete participated without support staff. Australia did not compete in 1948 after the resumption of the Olympics and in 1952, support staff were present for the first time; Chisholm was the first manager of an Australian Winter Olympic team. He oversaw three figure skaters, three alpine skiers and two cross country skiers in Oslo, Norway. All finished in the bottom half of their events and seven finished in the bottom 20%.Gordon (1994), p. 522.’’The Compendium, pp. 209–210. The lack of administrative attention was highlighted when Chisholm incorrectly declared that the campaign was Australia's first at the Winter Olympics. Chisholm returned to lead the team to Cortina D'Ampezzo in Italy. Chisholm again mistakenly
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