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Premier Steve Bracks has withdrawn $60 million in state funds to rebuild Olympic Park after Melbourne yesterday lost its bid for a team in the Super 14s rugby union competition.