VOC News and Sport News
2017 Calendar of Events
- 7-10 - Sail Melbourne
- 8-10 - 2017 Australian Open Short Track Speed Skating Championships, O’Brien Group Arena
- 8-12 - AFF (Fencing) Open National Champs, Canberra
- 12 - 13 - Olympic Nomination Speed Skating Trials, O’Brien Group Arena
- 25 - Christmas Day
- 26 - Boxing Day
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..