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This sporting life

Sport has always been loved by South Australians, whether as participants or spectators, playing netball or bowls, cheering on their team in a Grand Final or participating in a watermelon race at a community picnic.

Because of this tradition, athletes from South Australia have tested themselves in local, national and international arenas. The colour of those arenas are part of the fabric of the community.

Some of South Australia's favourite sons and daughters are sporting icons, known around the world. The memorabilia of sport adds to the tradition, through photographs, films and videos, medals, badges and trophies, many donated to the State Library by the community.

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