10 February 2024
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) welcomes today’s announcement that confirms that the future of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) remains in Canberra.
The following quotes can be attributed to ASC CEO Kieren Perkins OAM:
“The AIS has been the home of sport in Australia for over 42 years and our campus continues to be critical to the success of our athletes as we build towards Brisbane 2032 and beyond.
“In the lead up to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games the AIS is busier than ever having hosted more than 830 athletes from 17 sports last month alone, as well as welcoming thousands of visitors on site to tour our facilities.
“We wish to thank Erin Flaherty and Robyn Smith OAM who led the review of our AIS infrastructure in such a professional and diligent manner.
“Separately, the ASC is currently undertaking a number of essential facilities upgrades across the campus, including refurbishment and safety works to the AIS Arena and the construction of a new Altitude House within the Residence of Champions accommodation building where teams of athletes can sleep and relax at altitude while training at sea level.
“We look forward to continuing to work closely with the Australian Government to ensure we can best support athletes and the sport sector with world leading facilities for years to come.”