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Ministerial Statement Territory Success at Masters games and Sydney Paralympics



Ministerial Statement Territory Success at Masters games and Sydney Paralympics

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Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Christopher Lugg


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2 A total of 3796 individual competitors participated in 26 sports. This represented a 10 per cent drop - or 430 fewer people - than last games. Obviously, the lure of the Sydney Olympics and Paralympics impacted on our Games figures. Nevertheless, 1078 locals joined in from Alice Springs; a further 559 from elsewhere in the Territory; 882 from South Australia; 354 from Queensland; 275 from Victoria; 267 from New South Wales; 265 from Western Australia; 44 from the ACT and 39 from Tasmania. A total of 33 competitors came from overseas. The number of individual participants doesnt tell the true story of these Honda Masters Games. The numbers competing in more than one event meant that, across all events, there was just a 2 per cent drop in total competitor numbers. From the very first night it was obvious the 2000 Honda Masters Games were going to be different than anything before them. The night started with a first... it rained, and was cool, but there was no way spirits could be dampened. The colour and spectacle set the tone for the week. It was my pleasure to declare the Games open and, from the stage, it

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