Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games
Opening Ceremony - LIVE
to air on the national Nine Network GEM Channel
We are thrilled to announce that our inaugural Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games are set to open with a bang on Sunday night December 1, 2013 in Newcastle. For the first time ever the Special Olympics Games will be aired across the country.
The star-studded Opening Ceremony will feature the Parade of Athletes including our 400 athletes in Team Australia headlined by Australia’s most successful male vocal group, Human Nature.
Joining Human Nature in the two-hour entertainment spectacular will be Anthony Callea, Iva Davies, Marcia Hines, The McClymonts, Silvie Paladino, Doug Parkinson, Darren Percival, Marina Prior and the stars of the show 2,500 athletes and officials from 32 countries across the Asia Pacific.
Her Excellency, The Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO
Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia will officially declare the games open.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run will be carrying the "Flame of Hope" into the stadium for the ceremonial cauldron lighting.
If you are unable to be at this amazing Hunter Stadium event you can watch it LIVE
The Opening Ceremony will broadcast on the national free-to-air channel GEM and regional broadcast NBN on 1 December 2013
8:40pm to 11:40pm
Please share the exciting news with your friends and network, make a night of it and celebrate with us.
Click the image above to view the
Opening Ceremony GEM - TV Commercial
Viewers around the country are encouraged to tune-in and support our 400-strong Australian team and enjoy the musical extravaganza. Have FUN and ENJOY!
Final ticket for the Opening Ceremony are available at www.specialolympics.com.au/tickets
SEND A live message to our Aussie Champions on the Special Olympics Australia Facebook Page simply add #champogram to your post. Same for Twitter and Instagram. Make a video, take a photo, send a message - "don't forget the hashtag - #champogram and cheer them on while you watch.
The Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games will run from 1–7 December 2013