Our Golden Role

September 14th, 2020

Victorian Institute of Sport staff members and coaches weren’t as surprised as the rest of the nation when Mack Horton won the 400m freestyle gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016, as they knew it had been many years in the making.

Tripps long journey

September 14th, 2020

One of the most poignant photos to emerge from the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics featured hand cyclist Stuart Tripp with his face crumpled into tears when he phoned his biggest supporter, his wife Gillean, after winning the silver medal in the H5 time trial.

Golden child

September 11th, 2020

Prior to Rio the Victorian Institute of Sport contacted many of the athletes’ families to find out who would be at the Games and who would be staying home. We knew that if a son or daughter had Olympic success there could be media mayhem.

Walk n' Talk with Al Viney

September 9th, 2020

Victorian Institute of Sport Performance Lifestyle team caught up with para rower Al Viney, to check in and see how she has been prioritising her own wellbeing and mental health.

Bravo London, Bravo

September 9th, 2020

After what was hailed one of the greatest Paralympic Games ever, Dylan Alcott, Leanna Del Toso and Carol Cooke spoke about their 2012 London experiences.

Walk n' Talk with Rhydian Cowley

September 8th, 2020

2020 has provided many new and different challenges.

Walk n' Talk with Anabelle Smith

September 7th, 2020

It's important that we stay connected with friends, family and members of the community, now more than ever.

Kelly Cartwright: A dream fulfilled

September 7th, 2020

Victorian Institute of Sport Paralympic star Kelly Cartwright broke the world record on her way to claiming gold in the F42/44 long jump with a leap of 4.38m at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. She added silver in the F42/44 100m shortly after.

Clifford among first Para-Athletes selected for Tokyo

September 7th, 2020

Victorian Institute of Sport athlete Jaryd Clifford is one step closer to the Tokyo Paralympics after he was one of 10 Para-athletes named the first members of The Australian Team.

'So, I may have broken my Olympic bronze medal!'

September 4th, 2020

Many will remember the moment Kim Brennan (nee Crow) won Australia's first ever women's single scull medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. But, what you don't know is that she actually managed to break it!

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