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The passion and persistence of our fifth Gold Medallist

“My Olympic dream came to life at Grimwade,” says Jessica Morrison, who has faced multiple setbacks on her path to a Gold Medal.

Good luck!

We hope you enjoy these messages of support for our Old Melburnian 2021 Olympians created by Grimwade House students.

Recognising our community of world champions

We celebrate the numerous Old Melburnians who have reached world championship status outside the Olympic Games.

Old Melburnian footballers close out the 1956 Olympic Games

At the 1956 Games, thousands saw the Olympic rings displayed on Australian Rules football players’ uniforms as part of a historic demonstration match.

How the Olympics inspire learning

The Olympics remain as fascinating in the classroom as they are in the stadium. These are just some of the ways the Games have been part of our curriculum over the years.

A man of principle meets Olympic controversy

When Olympic organisers bent the rules for selection in 1936, one Old Melburnian decided to speak up.

A festival of fine art complements the Games

The 1956 Melbourne Games was accompanied by a celebration of fine art across Australia, including contributions by Old Melburnians and former Melbourne Grammar staff members.

Staff leave their mark on Games history

Our Olympic athletes aren’t limited to former students. Staff members have also pursued glory at the Games in a variety of ways.

Gold Medallist: Edwin Flack (OM 1890)

Celebrating “The Lion of Athens”, Australia’s first Olympian whose legacy continues to support our students.

Three Old Melburnian organisers who shaped Olympic history

The many Old Melbournians who have contributed to Australia’s Olympic history include those making significant contributions behind the scenes.