VOC Vision and Mission

VISION STATEMENT

The Victorian Olympic Council represents the Olympic Movement throughout Victoria. 

We create 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.

MISSION STATEMENT

We are committed to raising funds for the Australian Olympic Team and educating the Victorian community about the principles of Olympism.

 


NEWS

Athletes ready to start in the women's 100m freestyle at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. Australia finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd with Dawn Fraser, Lorraine Crapp and Faith Leech resepctively.

SWIMMING: Bendigo's Olympic gold medallist Faith Leech has passed away, aged 72.

President of the IOC Jacques Rogge presents the Olympic Order to Kevan Gosper during the 125th IOC Session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

AOC: Australia’s most senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Kevan Gosper has been awarded the Olympic Order in silver.

AOC President and incoming IOC Vice President John Coates at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2013.

AOC: John Coates will be elected International Olympic Committee Vice President unopposed after his rival; Sami Moudallah from Syria withdrew from the race.

IOC President Jacques Rogge shows the name of the city of Tokyo elected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics during a session of the IOC in Buenos Aires, on September 7, 2013.

2020: AOC President John Coates has congratulated Tokyo on winning the right to host the 2020 Olympics saying “the IOC has put the Games back in safe hands”.

Signs of Istanbul 2020, Tokyo 2020 and Madrid 2020 are pictured during the IOC 2020 Candidate Cities Briefing on July 3, 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

2020: While Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott prepare for their political battle in Australia the other big election is happening this weekend in Argentina at the 125th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Crow rows into history books

1 September 2013
Kim Crow of Australia poses with her gold medal after the Women's Single Sculls final during day eight of the 2013 World Rowing Championships on September 1, 2013 in Chungju, South Korea.

ROWING: Fifteen months after scoffing at the thought of racing a single scull, rowing pin-up girl Kim Crow has created history by capturing a world title in the boat.

Deputy Chief Commisioner, Kitty Chiller talks at the Australian Olympic Committee Garden Party on August 1, 2012 in London, England.

AOC: Sydney Olympian, Kitty Chiller, has been appointed Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team for the Rio Games in 2016.... the first woman to be awarded the honour.

Kimberley Mickle of Australia competes in the Women's Javelin final during Day Nine of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Luzhniki Stadium on August 18, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Mickle won the silver and her teammate Kathryn Mitchell was fifth.

ATHLETICS: Kim Mickle has closed the Australian campaign at the World Championships in stunning style by winning silver in the women’s javelin.

Nanjing 2014 One Year To Go

YOG: Olympic silver medallist and Youth Olympic Games gold medallist, Jessica Fox, is calling on aspiring young Australian athletes to ‘dream big’ to mark the one year to go milestone to the start of the second Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China.

Australian Zoe Buckman sits just off the lead with 800m of the 1500m final to run. She eventually placed seventh. Onsando Obiri of Kenya pictured was third and Jennifer Simpson of the United States second. Gold was won by Abeba Aregawi of Sweden at Luzhniki Stadium on August 15, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

ATHLETICS: The outstanding performance of Zoe Buckman (Vic) at these IAAF World Championships has ended with a strong 7th in the final of the women’s 1500m.