VOC News and Sport News
Monday, 26 March 2018
We’re proud to be partnering with This Girl Can – Victoria to celebrate women who are all kinds of active - no matter how well they do it, how they look or how sweaty they get
This Girl Can – Victoria celebrates real women giving it a go and getting active no matter how well they do it, how they look or how sweaty they get.
This powerful campaign from VicHealth is designed to encourage, motivate and inspire women to become more active. It’s based on Sport England’s highly successful This Girl Can campaign, which inspired 3.9 million women in England to get active. Through VicHealth, Australia is the first country to license the world-renowned campaign.
This Girl Can – Victoria is more than a physical activity campaign. This is about empowering women to feel comfortable in their bodies and in public spaces. This is about women getting active whenever, wherever and however they choose – without worrying about being judged.
To find out more about VicHealth and the This Girl Can campaign, visit thisgirlcan.com.au.
SKIING: Australia’s current Olympic gold medallist Lydia Lassila made a resounding return to the elite level of aerial skiing in Changchun, China, today when she finished second in her first World Cup competition in almost three years.
SKIING: Becoming Australia's first dual Winter Olympics gold medallist is still very much on Lydia Lassila's mind as the aerial skier returns to top flight-competition next week for the first time in almost three years.
The Australian Olympic Committee Historian, Harry Gordon, has paid tribute to broadcaster Tony Charlton who has passed away describing Charlton as “one of the most generous, caring, thoughtful men I have ever met”.
I am pleased that the Winning Edge game plan today announced by the Chairman of the ASC, John Wylie, is clearly focused on the steps necessary to ensure continued international success across all sports.
TEAM: Olympic gold medal cyclist Anna Meares has told how wonderful it is to be surrounded by a home crowd after racing in front of British supporters who were almost as loud as a jet plane.
The VOC creates opportunities to share in the ideals and aspirations of the Olympic athlete through participation in Olympic experiences, education programs, volunteering and fundraising activities in support of the Australian Olympic Team.
We are committed to raising funds for the Australian Olympic Team and educating the Victorian community about the principles of Olympism..