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How and where to celebrate the Paris Olympics in Melbourne

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Though the 2024 Winter Olympics are happening on the other side of the world, that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on the fun and celebrations of the highly-anticipated event! Yes, you can watch live-streams of all the Olympic games from the comfort of your own home, however, nothing beats going out and celebrating this incredible event with others.

Whether you’d like to sit in a sports bar and soak in the atmosphere with a beer or wine in hand, or you’d prefer to celebrate the Olympics via a visit to the museum, we have found the best ways to enjoy the 2024 Paris Olympics in Melbourne.

Here’s a glimpse into the top events and experiences that will make the Paris 2024 Olympics a truly memorable occasion.

The best Olympic events in Melbourne

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Visit a Sports Bar

The best way to celebrate the Paris 2024 Olympics in Melbourne is to visit a sports bar and join in on the atmosphere. There are many sports bars across the city showing live-streams of the Olympic Games so you can join in on the fun. Check out some of the venues below:

Imperial Hotel

Boasting two big screens, plasma TVs, outdoor seating, and hearty pub food, the Imperial Hotel on Bourke Street is a great sports bar to visit during the Olympic Games. You can view their sports schedule here.

The Crafty Squire

Located on Russel Street, this popular, lively pub is another great option if you don’t want to miss a moment of the Paris Olympic Games. Check it out and cheer on the Aussies! See their full schedule here.

Duke of Wellington

This two-story pub located on Flinders Street is another must-visit. With a stylish lounge bar and relaxed terrace seating, you can spend the whole night here! See the Duke of Wellington’s full sports schedule here.

These are just some of the various sports bars across Melbourne where you can get involved and watch the Paris Olympics.

Check back here as more venues release their schedules.

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Tracey Holmes. (Credit: Getty)

Global Game Changers: The Evolution of the Olympic Games

On Tuesday, July 9, from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm, Olympic champion and CEO of the Australian Sports Commission, Kieren Perkins, will join award-winning sports reporter, Tracey Holmes, to discuss the future of the Olympic games. The two will discuss Australian representation at the Games as well as look ahead at the upcoming 2023 Brisbane Olympics.

The talk will take place at The Wheeler Centre on Little Lonsdale Street. Tickets start at $18. Read more here.

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Library Olympics

If you’ve got little ones, the Library Olympics is offering a range of events for kids to celebrate the start of the 2024 Olympics.

​​Olympics stompers and craft

Kathleen Syme Library: July 22 from 10.30 am to 11.15 am

East Melbourne Library: July 24 from 10.30 am to 11.15 am

Southbank Library: July 25 from 10.30 am to 11.15 am

narrm ngarrgu Library: July 26 from 10.30 am to 11.15 am

Ages: 18 months and above.

Olympics storytime and craft

North Melbourne Library: July 23 from 10.30 am to 11.15 am

Library at The Dock: July 25 from 10.30 am to 11.15 am

Ages: Three to five years.

Library Olympics 

North Melbourne Library: July 23 from 4 pm to 5 pm

Kathleen Syme Library: July 25 from 4 pm to 5 pm

​Ages: Five and above.

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1956 Summer Olympics at the MCG. (Credit: Getty)

Visit the Olympic Gallery

Celebrate the 2024 Olympics by taking a trip to the Olympic Gallery at the Australian Sports Museum. Located at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where the 1956 Olympic Games was held, the MCG is the home of Australia’s Olympic history. You can learn all about it via the timeline of stories detailing Australia’s involvement stretching back to Athens in 1896.

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