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2018 OCV Gala Dinner

Friday 16 November 2018
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

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We were delighted to welcome Gold Partners in HamperWorld to the 2018 Dinner. 

Celebrating the 8's, this gala event brings together Olympians and like-minded individuals to celebrate our Olympic stories past, present and future. An opportunity to reunite, recognise and celebrate Olympic sports, Olympians, Officials and Administrators from across the Victorian sporting landscape. For more details visit: https://www.trybooking.com/XIYK or contact the VOC for any event queries via 03 9427 0700 or email voc@olympics.com.au.

The John Landy Scholarship Program, presented by the OCV

The John Landy Scholarship Program is an initiative of the Olympians Club of Victoria which aims to support the career development of Olympians via its support of this scholarship program. 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 has made an initial commitment of $7,500 of funding for the John Landy 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 as follows.

  • 2016: Following Rio 2016, two scholarships at $1,500 each will be presented. 
  • 2018: Following PyeongChang 2018, one scholarship at $1,500 will be presented.
  • 2020: Following Tokyo 2020, two scholarships at $1,500 each will be presented.

The Olympians Club of Victoria hopes that the John Landy Scholarship Program becomes transformational for the individual through expanding the career or study opportunities, to assist the careers of our Alumni.

In 2016, we received several outstanding applications and the awards committee rounded it down to two successful applicants, Rio Olympians Belinda Hocking and Jennifer Cleary.

Nominations for 2018 are now open and recipients will be awarded at this year’s Olympians Club of Victoria Gala Dinner on Friday 16 November at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. CLICK HERE to apply for the John Landy Scholarship Program.
Download the guidelines below.

For further details about the scholarship contact the VOC on 03 9427 0700 or email voc@olympics.com.au.

2017 OCV Gala Cocktail Evening

Wednesday 22 November 2017
The Deck at Circa

2017 Cocktail Group 1 2017 Cocktail Group 2  2017 Cocktail   

In 2017, the Committee agreed to implement what we hope will become a new tradition. On non-Olympic years we will hold a Gala Cocktail Evening and our Gala Dinner in Olympic Summer and Winter years. These functions will still be held in November on or around the anniversary of the Opening Ceremony of the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games as per our long-standing tradition.

We also hope this allows more of our Alumni and guests to attend as there is no need to arrange a table of 10, just come along with your guest, or even better get your team mates together and reconnect or establish new friends within the Olympic family. 

2017 OCV Cocktail Gala  2017 Cocktail Group 1

This inaugural Gala Cocktail Evening was an opportunity for Olympians to unite, acknowledge their achievements and wish our 2018 Olympic Winter Team every success in PyeongChang; with PyeongChang 2018 Australian Olympic Winter Team Chef de Mission, Ian Chesterman on hand to give an update of the Team as we journey towards the Games. 

The OCV Committee would like to acknowledge our Partners in Sports Accounting Australia and Involve Group, and our event suppliers in:

  • 2XU
  • Ego QV
  • HamperWorld
  • Hoyt's
  • Mitchelton Wines
  • The Prince Hotel
  • Tilnak Photographic fine art & education
  • Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School 

Special thanks also to the following Sporting Associations. Their continued support allows Olympians the opportunity to attend this annual sporting celebration at a very affordable cost. We look forward to continue building this relationship for future events. 

  • Badminton Victoria
  • Basketball Victoria
  • Gymnastics Victoria
  • Handball Victoria
  • Tennis Victoria
  • Olympic Winter Institute of Australia


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.


Our Most Outstanding Olympians

The Olympians Club of Victoria invites Australian Olympians to cast their vote for the Most Outstanding Female, Male and Team Performances by Australian Olympians at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

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

2016 Rio
Kyle Chalmers, Swimming
Chloe Esposito, Modern Pentathlon
Women’s Rugby Sevens Team

2014 Sochi
Lydia Lassila, Aerial Freestyle Skiing
David Morris, Aerial Freestyle Skiing
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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