It’s Go Time in Tokyo: Paralympics PreviewAugust 25, 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 stories with school's across VictoriaAugust 24, 2021
Tokyo Olympic Games athletes have dialled into virtual classrooms across Victoria.
Anything is possible: Amanda JenningsAugust 23, 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 WithersAugust 21, 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 ParalympicsAugust 20, 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.
In her element: Jessica Rothwell reflects on her Tokyo experienceAugust 16, 2021
Jessica Rothwell has been working as a sports dietitian at the Victorian Institute of Sport for over four years, helping to support and educate Victoria’s elite athletes.
Roos' legacy continuesAugust 14, 2021
Five years’ worth of tears were shed at the Oi Hockey Stadium when the full-time whistle sounded, and for a group that had gone through the ringer in recent years the loss hurt - it really hurt.
Smith's spirit unbrokenAugust 13, 2021
The pandemic put an end to Anabelle Smith’s hopes of winning another medal in the 3m Synchronised diving event in Tokyo. With the help of VIS sport psychologist, Caroline Anderson, Smith reframed her mindset with the end goal of representing Australia at a third Olympic Games.
Galiabovitch, Australia’s Olympic flagbearerAugust 13, 2021
Elena Galiabovitch received the prestigious honour of being named the Olympic flag-bearer for the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony. Along with five other international Olympic athletes, Galiabovitch was selected to carry the Olympic flag in recognition of her work on the frontline to help Melbourne battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watching proudly from home: Jay StacyAugust 12, 2021
The Tokyo Olympic final between the world's top two hockey nations lived up to the billing. Cruelly for the Kookaburras, they were not the ones celebrating at the end of the enthralling contest.