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Olympics Live presented by Westpac – Opening Weekend
Fri 23 July 2021 @ 10:00 am - Sun 25 July 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Olympics Live presented by Westpac – Opening Weekend at the Cairns Lagoon
Event by Cairns Regional Council.
Olympics Live presented by Westpac is coming to the Cairns Esplanade!
Cheer on your country at the official Olympics Live site from 10am to 10pm each day of the games.
The Olympics program will be live streamed to two giant screens at the end of the Lagoon and the adjacent lawn area.
To celebrate host country Japan, Drum Inifinty (Japanese drummers) will perform on Friday 24 July from 7pm as a preview to the Opening Ceremony, and the Yosaki Dance Team will perform at 6pm on Sunday 8 August before the Closing Ceremony.
Grab some friends, a blanket and a picnic, and make a day of it. Dress in your national costume or your country colours, and share your pics with.
HAVE A GO DAYS
There will also be plenty of chances to get into some sporting action with our Olympics Have a Go Days; fun, free, introductory-level games provided by Cairns sporting groups.
Softball: Saturday 24 July – 9am to 10.30am / Sunday 25 July – 9am to 10.30am
Hockey: Saturday 24 July – 11.30am to 1.30pm
Water Polo (Lagoon): Saturday 24 July – 3pm to 4pm
Swimming (Lagoon): Saturday 24 July – 6pm-7pm
Rugby: Sunday 25 July to Friday 30 July – 4.30pm to 7pm
Tennis: Monday 26 July – Noon to 3.30pm
Athletics (fundamentals of run, jump and throw): Saturday 31 July – 9.30am to 1.30pm
Basketball with the Taipans: Tuesday 3 August and Wednesday 4 August – 7pm to 9pm
Taekwondo (interactive): Sunday 8 August – Noon to 4pm
And for the ‘sporting challenged’ why not try your hand at the traditional Japanese art form of origami, with workshops from 2pm to 5pm each Saturday (July 24 & 31, and August 7).