Let the Games begin . . . in Newcastle

Posted by | November 27, 2013 | Employers, General, Job Seekers, Recruiters, Update

Newcastle is only days away from hosting the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games.

More than 2,500 athletes from 32 countries will compete at the Games from Monday, December 2, until the following Saturday, December 7.

They will compete in nine sports; athletics, cricket, football, badminton, table tennis, aquatics, basketball, bocce and ten pin bowling.

They will be supported by about 6000 relatives, careers and supporters and most will begin arriving before or on November 30.

Spectacular opening and closing ceremonies are planned for the Games’ principal venue, the Hunter Stadium at New Lambton.

Included on the program for the opening performance on Sunday, December 1, are internationally renowned quartet Human Nature, ARIA Award winning singer Anthony Callea, Icehouse front man Iva Davies, Queen of Pop Marcia Hines, country music award winners The McClymonts, rock legend Doug Parkinson, belle of musical theatre Marina Prior, and many more.

Organisers say it will be the biggest line-up of talent in the city since the Earthquake Relief concert in 1990.

Ensuring the smooth operations of the ceremonies and the games will be a troupe of some 4000 volunteers – some of whom were recruited through JobsInTheHunter.com.au – and there is an extensive calendar of social events to be rolled out over the week of the games.

Tickets for the ceremonies are available from https://beta.proticket.com.au/proticket/Events/Details/2667 and details about what’s on where and when is at http://specialolympicsasiapacgames2013.com/en

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