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Tokyo 2020: Our Paralympians Inspired the World

September 16th, 2021

From Emily Petricola smashing her own world record and winning gold at her first Paralympic Games, to Dylan Alcott OAM notching up back-to-back wheelchair tennis gold medals in the quad singles, Tokyo 2020 had it all.

Dylan Alcott completes Golden Slam at US Open

September 14th, 2021

With a third quad wheelchair singles title secured at the US Open, world No.1 Dylan Alcott also makes history as the first man in tennis to win a Golden Slam.

R U OK? Day 2021

September 9th, 2021

Today is R U OK? Day. This year the message is: “Are they really OK? Ask them today”.

Celebrating Father's Day: Dave Crosbee

September 5th, 2021

​The celebration of Father’s Day reminds us about both the importance and the challenges of fatherhood.

Lei and Yang help Australia to most successful ever day

August 31st, 2021

Australia’s Para-table tennis program enjoyed its most successful ever day on Monday, claiming a remarkable two gold medals – as many as Australia had won in total in the 61 years since the first Paralympic Games, in Rome in 1960.

It’s Go Time in Tokyo: Paralympics Preview

August 25th, 2021

After having to overcome so much adversity, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are finally here! Our Paralympians serve to remind us that anything is possible.

Returning Olympians share inspiring stories with school children across Victoria

August 24th, 2021

​Athletes returning from the Tokyo Olympic Games have dialled into virtual classrooms across Victoria these past couple of weeks, as part of the Victorian Institute of Sport’s ‘Be Fit. Be Well’ program.

Anything is possible: Amanda Jennings

August 23rd, 2021

On a cold Melbourne morning in 1989, Amanda Jennings, then aged 17, stood at her school locker, bouncing from toe-to-toe in an effort to keep warm. All over the city, students were most likely mimicking her movement. It was innocent, unremarkable, but for her it would not remain so for very long. Instead, it would change her life forever, sending her down a path of despair and torture that would last for 20 years.

The brains behind the brawn: Sylvie Withers

August 21st, 2021

VIS lead sport scientist, Sylvie Withers, whose parents were Olympic rowers, was training to qualify for the Australian Rowing Team before she realised that she wouldn’t make it to the Olympics. It was then that she decided to help others achieve their Olympics aspirations.

31 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes selected for the Tokyo Paralympics

August 20th, 2021

​Given the obstacles that our Victorian Institute of Sport athletes have had to overcome simply to get to the starting line, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are deserving of your attention for reasons far outweighing the simple desire of watching them go for gold.

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