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Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team Selected for Tokyo

May 24th, 2021

The Australian Olympic Committee has announced the 13-strong women’s water polo team for Tokyo 2020, which includes Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder, Rowie Webster.

Victorian high performance sport set to advance with funding boost

May 21st, 2021

​The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) welcomes the funding announcement made in the Victorian Budget 2021/22 which further strengthens our place at the heart of high performance sport in Victoria.

Success in Life after Sport

May 20th, 2021

Freestyle aerial skiing is one of the most spectacular sports ever invented: “something like diving, something like gymnastics, something like throwing yourself off a cliff”.

Instagram Takeover: Jaryd Clifford

May 19th, 2021

World Champion, World Record Holder, World Best - All this at just 21 years of age, whilst also studying at university.

Instagram Takeover: Kipp Smith

May 19th, 2021

Balancing life as an elite sportsperson as well as completing your final year of school is already hard enough, and for Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder Kipp Smith, a global pandemic made things even more challenging.

Instagram Takeover: Dean Hewitt

May 18th, 2021

Curling runs in the blood for champ Dean Hewitt, who is the second generation in his family to take on the Olympic sport.

Balancing Year 12 whilst preparing for Tokyo

May 18th, 2021

​Balancing life as an elite athlete with your Year 12 studies can be challenging at the best of times. And with the Tokyo Paralympics around the corner, life for Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) scholarship holder Col Pearse is about to get even more challenging.

Instagram Takeover: Alec Danelutti

May 17th, 2021

BMX Freestyle is an adrenaline-fuelled form of cycling that sees cyclists perform a series of outrageous tricks and jumps, taking place over a series of ramps and large obstacles, all set up within a 30mx50m park. Athletes complete two one-minute runs each, looking to impress judges with the difficulty, originality, style, flow, risk, height and execution of their tricks.

The VIS and Gymnastics

May 17th, 2021

The Australian Human Right’s Commission has published its Report on the Independent Review into Gymnastics in Australia (2021). The findings of the Report are extremely concerning and distressing. Any form of abuse in any sport training program is unacceptable and is not tolerated by the Victorian Institute of Sport.

WEEKEND WRITE-UP: Evglevski spoils the part, as Lynch re-joins the Hockeyroos squad

May 17th, 2021

​In VIS Sport, Sergei Evglevski took out the men's 10m Air Pistol at the Brisbane International Shooting Centre, whilst Rachael Lynch has re-joined the 2021 Hockeyroos squad.

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