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Invictus Games to open in Sydney this weekend

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Invictus Games to open in Sydney this weekend

 

 

The Sydney games will attract 500 competitors from 18 countries to compete in 11 medal sports and participate in golf and wheelchair tennis.

The first weekend of competition includes road cycling through The Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens and sailing in Farm Cove on Sydney Harbour. Events move to Sydney Olympic Park on 22 October 2018. The closing ceremony will be held at Qudos Bank Arena on 27 October 2018.

View the Invictus Games event schedule(external link)

Transport to the games

Spectators are encouraged to take public transport to the games. During the games there will be extra train services, including express trains between the city and Olympic Park every 30 minutes and between Lidcombe and Olympic Park every 10 minutes.

Accessible buses will transport athletes around Sydney during the competition. Seats have temporarily been removed from seven State Transit buses so all competitors, including those who are in wheelchairs or have mobility requirements, and support staff can travel together to their events.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said it’s important teams are able to get to and from venues as easily as possible, so they can focus on competing.

“It’s the competitors who will drive these games, and I’m glad we can help keep them moving, and get them to their events hassle free,” Mr Constance said.

To plan your trip to the Invictus Games, visit www.transportnsw.info(external link).

For details of road closures and special event clearways, check www.livetraffic.com