How and where to celebrate the Paris Olympics in Sydney

Make the 2024 Olympic Games a memorable occasion!

As the world prepares up to watch the highly anticipated Paris 2024 Olympics, excitement is spreading across the country as we Aussies prepare to support and celebrate our Australian Olympians. Though we are lucky enough to be able to stream and watch the Olympics from the comfort of our own homes, nothing beats getting out of the house and basking in the atmosphere within your local community.

Sydney is set to celebrate athleticism and camaraderie like never before with a range of events happening within and around the city in light of the Paris Olympics. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or simply looking to soak in the festive atmosphere, there are many ways to get involved.

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 Sydney

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Visit a Sports Bar

The best way to celebrate the Paris 2024 Olympics in Sydney 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:

Coogee Bay Hotel

From July 26 to August 11, Coogee Bay Hotel will be broadcasting the Paris 2024 Olympics live and loud for their Sports Bar and showcasing the major events in The Garden.

From hockey, basketball, diving, cycling, water polo, and so much more, the Coogee Bay Hotel is a great place to celebrate the Olympics in Australia. See their full timetable here.

Cheers Bar

Cheers Bar on George Street is a bar and bistro open 24 hours that caters to sports fans all year round with live games and unbeatable pub grub. During the Olympics, the bar is set to live-stream various games as well as the opening ceremony which begins at 4.24 am on Saturday, July 7. You can see their timetable here.

Rag & Famish Hotel

Located on Miller Street in North Sydney, Rag & Famish is another great option. As one of Syndey’s oldest pubs, Rag & Famish has made quite a name for itself over the years for its pub grub, sports TV and live bands. You can see their sports timetable here.

York 75

Located on York Street, within Hotel CBD, York 55 is the perfect place for sports fans all year round. The sports bar features upscale bar bites, pool, and private booths with TVs – of course, they will also be showing live-streams of the Olympic games this year. See their full schedule here.

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

Check back here as more venues release their schedules.

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Celebrate at Darling Harbour

From July 27 to September 11, Darling Harbour becomes your Olympic headquarters. The Tumbalong Park Sound Shell is the perfect place to watch the Olympics and Paralympics live and free. The event offers a dedicated space to come together and celebrate the spirit of the Games – the atmosphere is said to be “electric”.

As well as watching the live broadcasts, you can also try out the Have A Go Olympic challenge, snap a photo at the photo wall, and either bring your own food and drinks or grab a bite from one of the delicious food trucks.

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Green and Gold Day

Friday, August 2, is Green and Gold Day, a day for everyone to show their support for the Australian Olympic team. You can get involved by:

  • Host a green & gold event at your school and dress up in green & gold.
  • Host a green & gold event at your local sports club.
  • Wear green & gold into work for the day, and host a green & gold event.
  • Visit the Olympics at Darling Harbour on the day – there’ll be lots of extra entertainment.
  • Watch out for some of Australia’s iconic landmarks turn green & gold.

Visit Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park is celebrating their own Olympic legacy as the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games gets closer. Boasting an outdoor gallery featuring more than 50 pieces of art reflecting the Sydney 2000 Olympic history, a trip to the Park is a great way to celebrate and learn more about the Olympic Games.

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