The world’s biggest sporting event is beaming into Ipswich’s newest entertainment precinct, Tulmur Place, with residents able to catch Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games glory alongside local and national sporting legends.
Olympics Live is on every day this week from 9am to 5pm with local Olympian Deborah Acason will #haveago at Olympic-inspired competitions alongside residents from 10am to 1pm Tuesday, 27 July.
Olympian Robbie McEwen will answer questions and talk about training techniques from 10am until 1pm on Friday, 30 July.
Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee Chair Councillor Andrew Fechner said these special Olympics Live events underscored council’s commitment to bring world-class sporting opportunities to the Ipswich community.
“The Olympics are the world’s greatest sporting spectacle and you can watch them right here in the Ipswich CBD,” Cr Fechner said.
“Sports fans of every age will have the chance to see and hear from these two Olympic legends for free and have a go at Olympic-inspired activities.
“Olympics Live presented by Westpac is made possible through council’s partnership with the Australian Olympic Committee, and I thank them for the opportunity to share the Games with the City of Ipswich.”
The Olympics Live site will on the big screen in Tulmur Place from 9am to 5pm until 8 August.
Interested schools and sporting clubs wanting to get involved in the Olympics action can register via email@example.com
23 July – 6 August: Live Olympics broadcast at Tulmur Place weekdays only from 9am to 5pm
23 July – July 30: Daily sporting activities weekdays only from 9am to 5pm
Monday, 26 July: Mini sports activities and craft
Tuesday, 27 July: 10am to 1pm – Meet Olympic weightlifter, Deborah Acason
Wednesday, 28 July: Mini sports activities and craft
Thursday, 29 July: Mini sports activities and craft
Friday, 30 July: 10am to 1pm – Meet Olympic Cyclist, Robbie McEwen