There is no better time to cheer on Australia than at the Olympic Games. For years, we have cheered and chanted “Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi” but have we had enough? Is it time to move on? Do you have a better chant?
FOXTEL is asking Australians to come up with a better verse to cheer on our sporting heroes and offering a ten thousand dollar prize to whoever can come up with the winning chant.
With only weeks until the LONDON 2012 Olympic Games begin, former Olympic sprinter and host of FOXTEL’s Olympic Games 2012 coverage Matt Shirvington said,
“I love ‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie’..it’s become such a part of our culture and a truly unique voice to Australians. No matter where in the world you are, you know there is an Aussie in the crowd as soon as you hear it.
“England has their passionate ‘war cry’, to try and top that means a new chant would need to be pretty creative and simple at the same time.”
Every Australian is being encouraged to create a new national chant, film it and upload it to foxtel.com.au/sportingchants where entries will be whittled down to a final four on July 16. The overall winner will be selected based on public votes and a panel of judges. They’ll be looking for something with memorable lyrics and the ability to inspire.
If the original “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie” chant still turns out to be the favourite amongst Australians then the ten thousand dollar prize will go to the runner up who will be announced on July 24.
Australians – start chanting!