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27 May 2020

How Eddie took over two Melbourne Olympic venues

As the feud between Eddie McGuire and everyone else (so it seems) continues, we look at how he orchestrated the takeover of two Melbourne 1956 Olympic venues for his Collingwood Football Club.

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19 Feb 2013

Olympic Park transformation almost complete

The transformation of the site of Melbourne's Olympic Park is almost complete with the new MCG-sized training oval taking shape.

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17 Apr 2011

Lewis wins last event at Olympic Park

Tamsyn Lewis was a fitting winner of the final track and field event to be held at Melbourne's Olympic Park.

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16 Apr 2011

End of an era amid doubts over new venue funding

Athletics bids farewell to Melbourne's Olympic Park this weekend without guaranteed funding for its new home at Albert Park.

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25 Nov 2009

Historic Olympic Park to be demolished for Collingwood Training Oval

The Collingwood Football Club will be given exclusive use of a new MCG-sized training ground on the site of the Olympic Park athletics track.

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14 Aug 2009

Athletics Victoria kept in dark on park move

Athletics Victoria was kept in the dark about the State Government's controversial decision to move the state athletics centre from its long-term home at Olympic Park, according to the sporting group.

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13 Aug 2009

Collingwood secretly lobbied for park

A series of secret meetings between the State Government and the Collingwood Football Club resulted in the decision to shift the Victorian Institute of Sport from its purpose-built Olympic Park headquarters - just four years after it moved in.

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29 Apr 2008

Athletics centre part of Olympic Park redevelopment

The Victorian Government is poised to spend $50 million building a new state athletics centre at Albert Park.

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29 Apr 2008

Olympic Park: Ready, Set, Go

John Landy and Ron Clarke, two of Australia's greatest athletes, yesterday expressed their disappointment at State Government plans to move athletics from its traditional home at Olympic Park to a new venue at Albert Park.

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4 Mar 2008

Eddie McGuire makes grab for Olympic Park

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has launched a land grab for the historic Olympic Park athletic stadium.

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