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2015 OCV Gala Dinner

Friday November 20, 2015
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

On behalf of the OCV Committee, many thanks to all Olympians, Officials, family, SSAs and NSOs for supporting the 2015 OCV Gala Dinner. Special acknowledgements to our Gold Supporters - QV Sport and Bronze Supporters - Dryden Media Group, IMG STG and Involve Group.

The evening paid tribute to Sydney 2000 - 15 Years on, looked ahead at Rio 2016, as well as launched the OCV Scholarship Program. Guests also had the opportunity to make a pledge for next year’s 60th anniversary of the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games (Pledges can still be made by contacting the VOC). 

We welcomed special guest, the Hon. John Eren MP, Minister for Sport, members of the Victorian Olympic Council (VOC), Australian Olympic Committee, Olympic Winter Institute of Australia and Members of the Young Olympians Club, a new initiative of the OCV which was launched to reengage our younger athletes.

This year, a large number of representatives from our State Sporting Associations and National Sport Organisations were in attendance and we thank them for joining this night of night’s. 

The OCV was pleased to announce the Olympians Club of Victoria Scholarship Program, which will see scholarships presented every Summer and Winter Olympic Games to assist club members with the transition between sport and career. Further details will be circulated to SSAs following the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. 

The Club and its members wish all aspirants the best of luck for the selections in all sports leading up to Rio next year!

Bookings for the 2016 celebrations are available via the VOC phone 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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