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Careers Week | Beyond the stage with Sarah Thompson

May 13, 2024

Sarah Thompson's journey from ballet to high-performance sports offers a unique perspective on athlete welfare. As a former ballerina turned Performance Lifestyle Adviser at the Victorian Institute of Sport, Thompson's experience navigating the demands of professional dance informs her approach to supporting VIS athletes.

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Shelley Matheson | A Glider in Name Only

May 12, 2024

Few have accomplished all that Shelley Matheson (nee Chaplin) has: At the age of 39, she has won three Paralympic medals, captained her country, travelled the world, and given birth to two daughters - unmedicated no less. And she’s done it all from a wheelchair.

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Harrison Calls Time

May 9, 2024

The Board of the Victorian Institute of Sport has paid tribute to Chief Executive Officer Anne Marie Harrison who announced today that she will retire in October, after 18 years in the role.

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In-Seine Facts | The Evolution of the Paralympic Logo

April 29, 2024

Could you draw the Paralympic logo from memory right now? Well, you'd be forgiven if you can't. Unlike the rings of the modern Olympic Games which have only been tweaked twice since 1896, the logo of the Paralympic Games has been altered four times, including as recently as 2019.

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Between You & Me: Jaryd Clifford and Tim Logan

April 24, 2024

The power of friendship and it's contribution to a pursuit of athletic excellence rings true for Paralympian Jaryd Clifford and his guide, best friend and housemate, Tim Logan.

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In-Seine Facts | The Games Torch Relay

April 16, 2024

The Olympic flame will be lit in ancient Olympia today, Tuesday April 16, and will be carried on a 68-day relay for the first ever opening ceremony to take place outside of a stadium, along the Seine river in Paris on July 26.

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The Wellbeing Nexus

April 4, 2024

Deakin University in collaboration with the Victorian Institute of Sport has researched the role of Performance Lifestyle Advisers (PLAs) and how the profession in holistic athlete wellbeing contributes to high performance outcomes for Australia.

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Between You and Me: Sam Williamson and Jono Wallace-Smith

March 28, 2024

World Champion swimmer Sam Williamson and his VIS Physical Preparation Coach, Jono Wallace-Smith have an undoubtedly unique friendship. Dive into their quirky conversations, bromance moments and how they're gearing up for Paris qualification.

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In-Seine Facts | The ultimate Eiffel Tower souvenir

March 26, 2024

The average tourist may return from Paris with an Eiffel Tower key ring or notebook. Olympians and Paralympians, however, will return with the most unique souvenir of all with a historic part of the city etched into the medal around their necks.

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In-Seine Facts | Paris by numbers

March 26, 2024

With approximately 15,000 athletes to be housed in the athlete village during the Olympics and Paralympics, how do the logistics of their hospitality add up?

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