- VenuesWest to host ‘Olympics live presented by Westpac’ at HBF Stadium
- Public invited to watch the Tokyo Olympics on the big screen alongside some key sports stars
With 51 WA athletes competing at Tokyo, the 2021 Australian Olympic Team boasts the second largest WA representation in Olympic history, equal to Sydney.
Many WA athletes receive direct support from the WA Institute of Sport (WAIS), and train and compete at VenuesWest venues, so it’s no surprise that VenuesWest is eager to embrace the Olympic spirit with its staff, customers and the community.
Throughout the Olympics and Paralympics, VenuesWest will host a number of key events at the site, which will broadcast all of the action on a big screen, including a Green and Gold Day event on 30 July.
At the event, Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon. Dr. Tony Buti MLA will be joined by some of WA’s most successful Olympians and families of travelling athletes in celebration of the 51 WA athletes.
School groups from local primary schools will also join in on the action, cheer on their local superstars, have-a-go at Olympic sports with Western Australian Olympians, and receive an exclusive tour of the WAIS High Performance Service Centre.
VenuesWest CEO David Etherton expressed his excitement that VenuesWest plays a key role in athletes’ Olympic aspirations from inception through to gold medal moments and is keen to share the experience of this Olympics with staff, customers and athlete’s families.
“We strive to provide venues with world class competition standards, and as a result we have the unique privilege of championing athletes’ Olympic dreams and following their journeys.
“We are thrilled that many WA athletes, particularly those who train at our venues such as the WAIS High Performance Centre, will be representing Australia in Tokyo, and we are immensely proud to support them.
“When our athletes win, it’s a win for all of us” said Mr Etherton.
Matt Carroll AM, CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee, said Olympics live at HBF Stadium presents a great opportunity for Australians to reunite through sport, and cheer on our Olympians.
“We’re really excited to see HBF Stadium embracing Olympics Live, and I thank VenuesWest for supporting the ongoing development of sport within their community”
VenuesWest owns and manages Western Australia’s best sport and entertainment venues on behalf of the State Government with a portfolio currently consisting of 13 venues, including the WAIS High Performance Centre, RAC Arena and Optus Stadium.