Sydney Olympic Park

May 21, 2010 · 7 comments

Not a typical attraction on peoples to-do list, but if you have a big gig to attend in Sydney the chances are it’s going to be held in the Sydney Olympic Park. The same area the Olympic games were held in 2000.

Sydney Olympic Torch holder

Once a torch holder, now a charming fountain

The central area next to the 2 big stadiums (Acer Arena and ANZ Stadium) is called the overflow. A grass area where most of the attractions have been plonked. Including the above torch holder, used during the 2000 Olympic games to keep the flame alight and ‘The Attractor (below) which is a giant ladder representing the desire to assend in the Olympic games.

Sydney Olympic Park thing

The Attractor

The only other area of note is outside the Acer arena. A lot of poles are erected with the names of all the competing athletes in the 2000 games. This is not overly interesting, but there is some highlights within the poles. As per below.

Basketball at Sydney

Basketball anyone?

Pole in Sydney Olympic Park

Some random Pole between the athletes names

wombat moonie on pole at olympic park

A wombat pulling a moonie

olmpyic games night like this

On a night like this...

So if you have a gig to attend in the Olympic Park, now you know what to have a look at if you arrive early :-)

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Candice May 21, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Lol, I love that mooning wombat.


AdventureRob May 22, 2010 at 5:21 AM

Haha, I laughed when I saw it too, you can see how big the poles are (not very) so it was actually quite hard to spot :-)


Steve May 31, 2010 at 2:33 PM

That was clever of them to use the torch holder as a fountain. Plus that mooning wombat is funny.
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AdventureRob June 1, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Better than throwing it in the bin! I think it makes a nice fountain too, it’s pretty unique.
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Dia June 6, 2010 at 1:42 PM

you have really nice photos!


virginia bed and breakfast June 9, 2010 at 12:42 PM

The Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Center is the largest Aquatic Venue in New South Wales, in terms of attendances. Since opening in October 1994, the Center has welcomed over 15 million visitors (a staggering 100,000 per month) and has hosted numerous state, national and international events. It has the largest swim school in Australia with 4,000 students and Health & Fitness Club Membership of 1,000.


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