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Olympic Park transformation almost complete 19th February 2013
The transformation of the site of Melbourne's Olympic Park is almost complete with the new MCG-sized training oval taking shape. Full Story

Lewis wins last event at Olympic Park 17th April 2011
Tamsyn Lewis was a fitting winner of the final track and field event to be held at Melbourne's Olympic Park. Full Story

End of an era amid doubts over new venue funding 16th April 2011
Athletics bids farewell to Melbourne's Olympic Park this weekend without guaranteed funding for its new home at Albert Park. Full Story

Historic Olympic Park to be demolished for Collingwood Training Oval 25th November 2009
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. Full Story

Athletics Victoria kept in dark on park move 14th August 2009
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. Full Story

Collingwood secretly lobbied for park 13th August 2009
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. Full Story

Athletics centre part of Olympic Park redevelopment 29th April 2008
The Victorian Government is poised to spend $50 million building a new state athletics centre at Albert Park. Full Story

Olympic Park: Ready, Set, Go 29th April 2008
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. Full Story

Eddie McGuire makes grab for Olympic Park 4th March 2008
Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has launched a land grab for the historic Olympic Park athletic stadium. Full Story

Melbourne Council stripped of sports precinct control 9th October 2007
The Victorian Government will introduce laws stripping Melbourne City Council of any control over the Olympic Park sports precinct. Full Story

Melbourne Rebels aim to become a Super side by 2010 9th June 2007
The Victorian Rugby association has stated that for Australian Rugby to go forward they need a successful Victorian side and they hope the Melbourne Rebels will eventually become a Super 14 side by at least 2010. Full Story

Grounds for ill feeling 22nd July 2006
A four-way tug of war has begun over the relocation of Athletics Victoria to Albert Park. The Collingwood and Melbourne Football Clubs and South Melbourne Soccer Club are also involved in the sports venue puzzle the State Government is trying to solve. Full Story

Olympic Park sets new goal 10th November 2005
Designers of a big-ticket sports stadium in Melbourne are promising an iconic venue to help lure large crowds to soccer and rugby. The new Olympic Park stadium could be "wrapped in its skin" with a futuristic design to set it apart from the city's existing stadiums according to Cox Architects. Full Story

Cox wins Olympic Park design deal 2nd November 2005
Melbourne-based Cox Architects & Planners has been chosen to design a new "state of the art" sports stadium at Olympic Park in Melbourne. Full Story

Grand final push for new stadium 23rd March 2005
Olympic Park will host the Victorian Premier League grand final on 18 September in a strategic move to nudge Sports Minister Justin Madden into committing to a new soccer stadium. Full Story

Docklands deal a hitch for Olympic Park 30th January 2005
A protective agreement between Telstra Dome and the Victorian Government could jeopardise the proposed $80 million redevelopment of Olympic Park. Full Story

Olympic Park refit in doubt 11th December 2004
Premier Steve Bracks has withdrawn $60 million in state funds to rebuild Olympic Park after Melbourne yesterday lost its bid for a team in the Super 14s rugby union competition. Full Story



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