Murray Rose Tribute Dinner

18 December 2013

Australian swimming legend, Murray Rose AM was honoured and celebrated at an exclusive Tribute Dinner in his namesake on Tuesday 26 November 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

John Coates AC, President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) hosted the function and was joined by dozens of Olympians – including over 20 gold medallists from Melbourne 1956 – London 2012.

In what was an incredible reunion of the Olympic and swimming fraternity, some of Australia's most successful Olympians. Ian Thorpe OAM led proceedings as MC, describing Murrays incredible life in and out of the pool. Olympians from 1956 and 1960 - Dawn Fraser AO MBE, Herb Elliot AC MBE, Sandra Morgan-Beavis and John Devitt AM joined a panel on stage and encapsulated their experiences with Murray.

1500m specialist swimmers, Grant Hackett OAM, Daniel Kawalski and John Konrads offered their unique insights on Murrays influence on their careers in a interview by Nicole Livingstone.

The future of Australian distance swimming attended and spent quality time with the legends of their sport.

Rose passed away in April 2012, leaving an incredible legacy. A 400m and 1500m Olympic freestyle champion, Murray rewrote the world record books 15 times. His extraordinary performances at the Melbourne 1956 and Rome 1960 Olympic Games saw Murray emerge as a national sporting icon.

Rose's remarkable feats inspired a generation of Australian sporting champions and helped to establish swimming as one of the premier sports in Australia.

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