Paris 2024

The 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in one of the world's most alluring and inspirational cities: Paris. The biggest international multi-sport event in the world will be played out on an unmistakably picturesque stage.

The Olympic Games will run over 18 days, from 26 July to 11 August. 

The Paralympic Games will open on 28 August and conclude 12 days later, on 8 September.

Hundreds of athletes training out of the Victorian Institute of Sport are seeking to qualify for Paris. The push for the qualification line is on.

The VIS Olympic/Paralympic page will keep you updated on the progress of VIS athletes and will be your home for information on all who qualify.

(Please note that all updates will be related to Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holders.)


Learn more about the VIS scholarship holders who have met qualifications and been selected in the Australian Olympic Team

Learn more about the VIS scholarship holders who have met qualification and been selected in the Australian Paralympic Team


Bring the Games to your classroom! Dive into the stories of four VIS athletes working towards Paris and follow their journeys in getting there. Learn about other Victorian athletes, the Games in general and Games history in Australia.

FREE for Victorian Government schools. Fees apply for non-Government.



Send your best wishes to our Olympic and Paralympic qualified athletes! Watch the below video on how to get involved. 

Via post:

ATTN: [Athlete name], Letters for Paris
Victorian Institute of Sport
31-33 Aughtie Drive
Victoria, 3206

In person drop off:

Hand deliver your letter to the VIS reception and 'post' it in the Letters for Paris letterbox! Reception is located at the above address (large red brick building) and is open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm. Please ring the intercom for entry. Our reception is also staffed by VIS athletes, giving you the opportunity to meet and greet an athlete whilst posting your letters. 

WIN a VIS Tour:

One luckyletter writer will win their class a VIS Tour! Learn about the VIS, meet an athlete, see the world-class facilities and test some equipment. To go in the draw please include your full name, school name and a school contact email (e.g your teachers email or reception). 

The winner will be drawn and notified after September 16 2024 - one week post Paralympic closing ceremony, to allow for letters to be written during the Games period. 


From April 23, Olypmic long jumper, Brooke Buschkuehl, world champion swimmer, Sam Williamson and Paralympic middle distance runner, Jaryd Clifford, rotate in joining Gerard Whateley on SEN radio for a weekly Olympic/Paralympic segment. Listen live each Tuesday at 11am, or catch up on their chats here. 


What makes the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games unique? Learn more with our fun fact articles, suitable for any classroom activity or a light read.


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