Since 1990, we have been supporting Victoria’s elite athletes on their journey to the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.
Farewell to a championJanuary 22, 2022
Dylan Alcott OAM started his journey at the Victorian Institute of Sport as a 16-year-old wheelchair basketball player. Five Paralympic medals, 23 Grand Slam titles and a Golden Slam honour later, he leaves behind him a lasting legacy.
Champions of the World: A countdown to successSeptember 18, 2021
When the Australian Women’s Four crew crossed the finish line, Jessica Morrison was unsure if they’d done enough to hold off a fast-finishing Dutch outfit, but Lucy Stephan insisted to the crew “we’ve done it”.
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Our Golden RoleSeptember 14, 2020
Victorian Institute of Sport staff members and coaches weren’t as surprised as the rest of the nation when Mack Horton won the 400m freestyle gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016, as they knew it had been many years in the making.
Tripps long journeySeptember 14, 2020
One of the most poignant photos to emerge from the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics featured hand cyclist Stuart Tripp with his face crumpled into tears when he phoned his biggest supporter, his wife Gillean, after winning the silver medal in the H5 time trial.
Bravo London, BravoSeptember 9, 2020
After what was hailed one of the greatest Paralympic Games ever, Dylan Alcott, Leanna Del Toso and Carol Cooke spoke about their 2012 London experiences.
Kelly Cartwright: A dream fulfilledSeptember 7, 2020
Victorian Institute of Sport Paralympic star Kelly Cartwright broke the world record on her way to claiming gold in the F42/44 long jump with a leap of 4.38m at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. She added silver in the F42/44 100m shortly after.
Rowing’s Hour of PowerSeptember 3, 2020
Saturday, 16 August 2008 will be remembered by the VIS and rowers nationwide as one of the most successful days in Australian Olympic history.
Cath Arlove: Lessons in sport, life and the Olympic journey.September 1, 2020
Triple Olympian Catherine Arlove was able to successfully juggle her work, study and sport commitments throughout her journey. After the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, the VIS Marketing Team caught up with her to see how she was able to do so.
Paralympians an inspiration to us all!August 31, 2020
Before Kieran Ault-Connell and Russell Short went to Paralympic Games in Athens 2004, a Grade 6 student from Moorabbin Primary School wrote a letter to the Victorian Institute of Sport.
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A master of her disciplines: Lauren BurnsAugust 19, 2020
Lauren Burns created history in Sydney 2000 when she became Taekwondo’s first Olympic Gold medallist.
When Matthews got told to sprintAugust 14, 2020
Born without a left arm or left lung, Tim Matthews never felt he had a disability, reaching for the stars he went onto become a triple Paralympic gold medallist.
Never write off Champions: The Oarsome Foursome storyAugust 7, 2020
The ‘Oarsome Foursome’ showed the world that you can never write off champions at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Through the highs and lows of Australian rowing, the ‘Oarsome Foursome’ proved that champions will always find a way to succeed.
Russell Mark’s success on and off targetAugust 5, 2020
With his incredible results and likeable personality Russell Mark paved the way for Victoria’s talented group of shooting athletes today and put shooting on the map in Australia.
Remembering the 1992 Olympics through Hockey legend Jay StacyJuly 31, 2020
Our final chapter of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics will be a reflection with Hockey legend Jay Stacy, one of the best players Australia has ever produced.
Doing it the hard way: The story of Brian McNichollJuly 29, 2020
Most athletes are only able to represent their country at the Paralympic or Olympic Games once. This is unless you are weightlifter Brian McNicholl who was able to win five medals across six Paralympic Games. On top of his game for over two decades.
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