Get your bearings and get ready for a free day of sport to celebrate ten years running on the green and gold track of the Brisbane 2023 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Gold Coast will open its world-class venues to the community to “come and try” Olympic sports on Saturday July 23.
Dozens of free lessons and practice clinics will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., showcasing some of the sports set to take place on the Gold Coast for the 2032 Games.
“Dress in green and gold and come try an Olympic sport with the support of Olympians and Paralympians who will be here on the coast to join in the Olympic spirit,” said Mayor Tom Tate.
“We are a frontrunner in Olympic standard facilities, having hosted the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Pan Pacific Masters Games and National Gymnastics Championships. The BMX World Cup is also scheduled for later this year.
“The significant investment in our new and renovated venues has given us a head start in delivering the world’s best facilities for the 2032 Olympics.”
Swimming Australia recently moved to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, with the site hosting over 10 national events and national training camps since 2019.
“From swimming and surfing lessons to wheelchair basketball and BMX demonstrations, there’s an Olympic sport everyone can try this weekend.”
Come and try:
- Swim at the Pimpama Sports Hub
- Indoor volleyball at the Coomera indoor stadium
- Beach volleyball at Kurrawa Beach, Broadbeach
- Football, basketball and wheelchair basketball at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, Carrara
- Skateboarding and BMX at Pizzey Park, Miami
- Surfing at Currumbin Alley
- Athletics in various locations
For a full list of events and times visit www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/greeandgold
If current weather conditions continue on Saturday, all indoor events will go ahead as planned, but outdoor events will be postponed to the following weekend.