Gold Coasters are being encouraged to head to Kurrawa Park on Wednesday afternoon to find out if Brisbane will be announced as the host city for the 2032 Olympics.
The park in Broadbeach has been transformed into the Gold Coast Olympics Live Site presented by Westpac, with a celebration planned from 4pm on Wednesday for the announcement.
Locals will be able to enjoy kids’ activities, sporting competitions, live entertainment, appearances from some Australian athletes as well as a huge fireworks display – the first on the Gold Coast since Australia Day last year!
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The free event will also kick off a month of Olympic fun at the live site, with both the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics to be aired on the big screen daily from 8am to 10pm.
“Fingers crossed we will be celebrating a 2032 South East Queensland games announcement but either way, here on the Gold Coast, we will be celebrating the Tokyo Games each day and showing our support for our competing athletes,” Mayor Tom Tate told myGC.
“This will be a great opportunity to get into the spirit of the biggest sporting event on earth.”
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Olympics Live Site is the best place to learn the result of the International Olympic Committee’s vote on the 2032 Olympic Games.
“The IOC’s vote has the potential to be transformational for Queensland and the Olympic and Paralympic games,” she said.
“Olympics Live sites across the State are where you can share in the spirit of the Games and where Queenslanders can witness the IOC’s potentially historic decision on 21 July, as it happens in Tokyo.”
Australian Olympic Committee CEO, Matt Carroll said the Gold Coast Olympics Live Site presented a great opportunity for Australians to unite through sport and cheer on our Olympians.
“We’re really excited to see the Gold Coast embracing Olympics Live, and I thank Mayor Tom Tate for supporting the ongoing development of sport within their community,” Mr Carroll said.
“With less than four days to go until the Games begin in Tokyo, it’s exciting to think about how the Olympics Live Site can play a part in bringing communities together to support our Australian Olympic Team.”
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