Australia is a sporting nation, which means, in order to be a properly accredited member of society, with human rights and so on, you've got to either play sport or watch sport. Over three episodes, John Clarke, arguably Australia's greatest natural athlete, looks at why Australia takes its sport so seriously. John meets legendary sporting heroes, sports fans, sporting sages and sporting cynics and asks them why sport matters so much. He discovers that the story of Australian sport has all the elements of great drama: a rich golden age, a crisis that threatens its very existence and a re-emergence against colossal odds. And it's based largely on fact!