Chat to a Champ

Primary school students can chat with their Olympian heroes using web video conferencing each school term and during the Olympic Games. The AOC also utilises the 'Chat to a Champ' program to connect with Australian and Indigenous communities around the country. 

In the lead up to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, 30 primary schools across the country will be linked with athletes, so as to follow their training, qualification and then competition at the Games.

Pre Games, in Terms 3 and 4 in 2017, primary school students will be able follow their athlete online; reading their blogs, looking at personal images and videos, following competition performances and chatting in web video conferences.

Then during the Games, in Term 1 2018, primary school students will have an exclusive 30 minute chat with their athlete, live from the Olympic Village in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Not only can primary schools participate in this program, but other schools around Australia can tune in to this live broadcast and watch the chat in real time

Chat to a Champ Schedule: Term 3, 2017 (AEST). All videos can be viewed LIVE on the Aus Olympic Team YOUTUBE page. 

Athlete Date Time
Dave Morris (Aerial Skiing) Wednesday 2 August  10:00am AEST
Brodie Summers (Moguls) Wednesday 9 August  10:00am AEST
Brendan Kerry (Figure Skating) Wednesday 9 August  1:00pm AEST
Jackie Narracott (Skeleton) Wednesday 9 August  4:00pm AEST
Jarryd Hughes (Snowboard Cross) Thursday 10 August  10:00am AEST
John Farrow (Skeleton) Thursday 10 August  11:30am AEST
Kailani Craine (Figure Skating) Wednesday 16 August 10am AEST
Greta Small (Alpine Skiing) Wednesday 16 August 1:00pm AEST
Sami Kennedy-Sim (Ski Cross) Thursday 17 August 12:00pm AEST


 Rewatch the Chats from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio in the playlist below.