Richard Cashman has been Director of the Australian Centre for Olympic Studies since 2005. He is the author (with Simon Darcy) of Benchmark Games: The Legacy of the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (2008). During the Paralympic Games he worked in a research library in the Main Press Centre.
He has published three other legacy studies on the Sydney Olympic Games. The Bitter-Sweet Awakening: The Legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games (2006); Sydney Olympic Park 2000 to 2010: History and Legacy (2011); and (with Rob Harris) The Australian Olympic Caravan from 2000 to 2012: A Unique Olympic Events Industry (2012).
Cashman has also published two histories of Australian sport: Paradise of Sport (1995 and revised in 2010) and Sport in the National Imagination (2003). He was President of the Australian Society for Sports History from 2001 to 2004.