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2016 OCV Gala Dinner

Friday November 18, 2016
Palladium at Crown 

Calling all Olympians and ongoing supporters to join us in this Olympic Year as we recognise and celebrate the Olympics and athletes from across our nation.

The evening will be a wonderful opportunity to organise an Olympic reunion with team mates and officials, this year celebrating the 6’s, Melbourne and Stockholm 1956 (60 Years On), Innsbruck and Montreal 1976 (40 Years On), Atlanta 1996 (20 Years On), Turin 2006 (10 Years On), and Rio 2016. 

Click here to book your ticket/s. Accommodation packages are also available. For ticket and accommodation queries call the VOC 03 9427 0700 or email maria.cabeliza@olympics.com.au.

OCV Dinner Bronze Partner Announcement

The OCV welcomes our first official Bronze Partner for the 2016 Gala Dinner. We thank Sports Accounting Australia for their support of the OCV and look forward to having them be apart of our night on the 18th November. For further information on Sport Accounting Australia please visit their Facebook page here.  

Victorian Sports Support our Olympians 

OCV Dinner SSA Support
This year, a large number of representatives from our Victorian State Sporting Associations have continued to support the Annual Gala Dinner.

Golf Victoria, Tennis Victoria, Gymnastics Victoria, Water Polo Victoria, Australian Sailing and Netball Victoria have avowed their support for the 2016 Gala Dinner which is to be held in the Palladium at Crown.

This Dinner will recognise the 6's which highlights the 60th celebration of the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games, as well as reunions for the 1976, 1996, 2006 teams, and welcoming home the Rio 2016 Olympians. Book your ticket via Try Bookings or email voc@olympics.com.au for more information.  


Capoeira Performers  Acknowledging the OCV supporters  2015 OCV Dinner 1  Minister for Sport - John Eren

The Inaugural OCV Career Support Scholarship

The OCV Career Support Scholarship is an initiative of the Olympians Club of Victoria which aims to support the career development of Olympians. The career focus options will range from study support, career internships and mentoring, equipment purchase (tools of the trade) and other support as requested.

The Olympians Club of Victoria Committee have made an initial commitment of $12,000 of funding for the Career Support Scholarship Program. Funding for the program is confirmed until 2020. It involves a prestigious Scholarship Program for career support awarded in each Olympic Games year.

The Olympians Club of Victoria hopes that the Career Support Scholarship program becomes transformational for the individual through expanding the career or study opportunities to assist the careers of our Alumni.

Thank you to all Olympians who have applied for the scholarship. The recipients will be awarded at this year’s Olympians Club of Victoria Gala Dinner on November 18 at Crown. For further details about the scholarship contact the VOC on 03 9427 0700 or email voc@olympics.com.au.


Once an Olympian, always an Olympian

The objectives of the Olympians Club of Victoria is to promote Olympism by undertaking and supporting activities which will progress the Olympic movement across the state.

Formation of the "Young Olympians Club"  

We are delighted to welcome a new “sub club” to the Olympians Club of Victoria. The sub-committee for this group is led by Olympians Steph Moorhouse (Gymnastics 2004), Ash Brennan (Gymnastics 2012, 2008), Josh Dunkley-Smith (Rowing Silver Medallist 2012) and Tom Swann (Rowing 2012). It will be an opportunity to connect with fellow Olympians and build new networks. To qualify Olympians need to be 35 years of age or younger. Special thanks to the sub-committee and VOC for getting it up and running. If you are interested in being involved please contact the VOC. 

Young Olympians Club – Networking with Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) Chief Executive Officer, Ari Mervis
In its third session, a select group of 16 Olympians had the unique opportunity to connect with Chief Executive Officer of CUB and Managing Director of SABmiller Asia Pacific, Ari Mervis. The evening was hosted by CUB on Tuesday June 9 at their Southbank Head Office, and included an informal boardroom chat followed by a Q&A on Ari’s life and work experiences. 


Our Most Outstanding Olympians

Past winners of the Award, which is presented by the Olympians Club of Victoria at their annual dinner, reads like the who's who of Olympic sport:

2012 London
Sally Pearson, Athletics
Thomas Slingsby, Sailing
Jacob Clear, David Smith, Tate Smith and Murray Stewart, Canoe/Kayak – Sprint, K4 1000m

2010 Vancouver
Lydia Lassila, Aerial Freestyle Skiing
Dale Begg-Smith, Mogul’s Freestyle Skiing 
2008 Beijing
Stephanie Rice, Swimming
Steve Hooker, Athletics
Drew Ginn and Duncan Free, Rowing 

2004 Athens
Petria Thomas, Swimming
Ryan Bayley, Cycling
Men's Hockey Team
2002 Salt Lake City
Alisa Camplin, Aerial Freestyle Skiing
2000 Sydney
Catherine Freeman, Athletics
Ian Thorpe, Swimming
Women's Hockey Team

1996 Atlanta
Susie O'Neill, Swimming
Kieren Perkins, Swimming
Women's Hockey Team

1992 Barcelona
Kathy Watt, Cycling
Kieren Perkins, Swimming
1988 Seoul
Debbie Flintoff-King, Athletics
Duncan Armstrong, Swimming
Special Award, Women's Hockey Team

1984 Los Angeles
Glynis Nunn, Athletics
Jon Sieben, Swimming
1983 All Time Greatest
Dawn Fraser, Swimming
Murray Rose, Swimming
















Contact your Olympians Club

Mr Leon Wiegard OAM
Olympians Club of Victoria
p: (03) 9427 0700
e: maria.cabeliza@olympics.com.au

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