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Communities across Australia are being encouraged to turn green and gold and share in the spirit of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

Paralympian Jamieson Leeson today attended the launch of Olympics and Paralympics LIVE presented by Channel Nine, alongside Paralympics Australia CEO Catherine Clark.  

Those unable to make the trip to Paris this August and September will be able to hold their own celebrations while they watch the Olympic and Paralympic Games live from venues across Australia, with applications now open to get involved. 

Olympics and Paralympics LIVE will bring communities together to celebrate Australia’s athletes competing in Paris live sites and watch parties around the country, with events to be held at local sporting clubs and homes across rural towns and major cities.  

Hailing from the proud community of Dunedoo, in the central west of New South Wales, Jamieson Leeson knows how important support is when you’re thousands of kilometres away from home. 

“Paralympics LIVE is a great way to support the Australian Paralympic Team and bring us closer together, despite the distance” she said.  

“As an athlete, we want to inspire and engage Australians, with or without an impairment, to be the best versions of themselves and to meet life’s challenges. 

“To have your support from home while we chase our goals and show what is possible in Paris will mean the world to us.” 

Paralympics Australia CEO Catherine Clark said Paralympics LIVE will give everyone at home a chance to be a part of Paris 2024.  

“At the heart of what we all love about sport is how it makes us feel, how it lifts us, inspires us and connects us,” she said.  

“Research after Tokyo 2020 showed that the Australian Paralympic Team is the most respected and most trusted team in Australian sport. 

“It is the team with whom the public feel the greatest emotional connection and we can’t wait to have audiences across the country participating in Paralympics LIVE events in their local communities.” 

AOC CEO Matt Carroll says the excitement of the Paris Olympics can be shared with communities big and small across Australia.  

“We are thrilled to launch Olympics and Paralympics LIVE to Australians nationwide,” Mr Carroll said.  

“The AOC is delighted to partner with Paralympics Australia and Nine in this exciting initiative and look forward to seeing the many ways Australian communities support our Teams throughout the duration of both Games. 

“This is a call to arms for sports clubs, schools, universities, communities as well as city and local councils to sign up and get involved. Through Nine, Olympics LIVE provides the action and we can help everyone who registers with assets and advice on how to promote and organize  

“From watch parties at local sports clubs to live sites in major cities, Olympics and Paralympics LIVE offers a unique platform for communities to unite, don the green and gold, and be inspired by the remarkable performances of our athletes in Paris, all live and free on Nine. 

“It’s a simple process – just go to the AOC’s website olympics.com.au and register. Each sports club, school, university or community group will be supplied with everything they need to bring their event to life and share the Olympic spirit.  

“I’d also like to extend our gratitude to the Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee for their support in this initiative,” Mr Carroll concluded. 

 Nine’s Director, Growth and Retention Helena O’Dowd says Nine is very excited to be joining forces with the AOC and Paralympics Australia, bringing to life live sites right across the country during the Olympics and Paralympic Games.  

“Our ambition is to ensure we are giving all Australians the opportunity to enjoy and engage the Games with us whether in person at one of the live site locations, on the move on 9Now or in the comfort of your home watching on 9, 9Now or 9Gem.  

“Our coverage will be bringing you expert commentary and a gateway to Paris for those back here at home,” she concluded.  

 President of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee Andrew Liveris says while the home Games are eight years away, Australians can celebrate well before then.   

“We are a sports loving nation and it won’t matter the time of day or night. Australians will cheer loudly and proudly for our Green and Gold athletes throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. 

“I can tell you that we are well underway with planning and preparation for our Games in 2032. A Games that will be Hosted in Brisbane but spread across and supported by Queenslanders and Australians alike in communities large and small. Everyone is welcomed, and inclusivity is at the core,” Mr Liveris concluded. 

You can host your own Olympics and Paralympics LIVE event by registering your interest here. 

Don’t forget to share your event details with the Australian Olympic Committee, Paralympics Australia and Nine.

By Natalie McGarry, Paralympics Australia 
Published 23 May 2024

Contact  paralympicslive@paralympic.org.au  for more details.