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Emily Petricola | 2020 Visions

February 4th, 2020

Writing a story can evoke a myriad of emotions. It can leave you with a sense of empowerment, or plunge you into the deepest chasms of introspection. The words can rip and tear at you, their injustice a frustrating reminder of the world we find ourselves in. And yet, more often than not, they leave a lasting impression, filling us with hope and pride for those protagonists that do much more than merely endure. In many ways, this complexity of human emotion perfectly captures the story of Emily Petricola.

A decade of achievement for the VIS

January 1st, 2020

​As we set our sights to 2020 and a new decade, the Victorian Institute of Sport reflects on the magic moments, history makers and highlights from Victoria’s best athletes across the previous ten years.

Sophie Taylor | 2020 Visions

October 23rd, 2019

​The Olympic Games are notoriously cutthroat. A lifetime of hard work can boil down to a single moment. Sometimes that moment arrives well before the opening ceremony. For the Hockeyroos, their 2020 Olympic dream depends on their safe passage through a sudden death series with Russia later this week. Their moment is now.

Tastes for Tokyo | Okonomiyaki - Rowie Webster

September 16th, 2019

Okonomiyaki means “whatever you like, grilled” and is one of the most well-known Japanese dishes. It is commonly referred to as a Japanese pancake.

R U OK Day

September 12th, 2019

The Victorian Institute of Sport are proud to be supporting ‘R U OK? Day’ today with the help of Hockeyroos goalkeeper, Rachael Lynch, and the Performance Lifestyle team.

Jess Hansen | 2020 Visions

September 9th, 2019

A world without heartbreak might be a world without stories. It is an inescapable reality of the sporting world. It can ruin a dream, but it can also build a champion. Jess Hansen – a 100m breaststroke specialist – knows this all too well. Throughout her career, she has suffered through many frustrating moments – all of them followed by a more resilient outlook. Currently, her focus is on Tokyo, and her determination has never been stronger.

Vixens bow out of finals

September 9th, 2019

The Melbourne Vixens’ 2019 season has come to an end after going down to the NSW Swifts in Suncorp Super Netball’s preliminary final in Sydney.

Naess ends with a win

September 9th, 2019

VIS para-triathlete Kate Naess has ended her racing season on a high, taking home the gold medal and valuable Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games qualification points at the 2019 ITU Para-triathlon World Cup in Banyoles, Spain, on Sunday.

Steelers to play for gold

September 9th, 2019

The Australian Steelers have qualified for today’s IWRF Asia Oceania Championship gold medal match after a loss and a win yesterday, but will need to prepare for a gusty battle if they are to defend their regional title.

Alcott's 23-match winning streak over

September 9th, 2019

VIS’ Dylan Alcott’s 23-match winning streak came to an end on the weekend, with a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Brit, Andy Lapthorne in the US Open Final.

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