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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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3 was an amazing sight as more than 3000 competitors filed into Alice Springs Anzac Oval as part of the opening ceremony. All VIPs arrived in style - we were driven in a fleet of gleaming, top of the range Honda vehicles, courtesy of the sponsor who has been synonymous with our Masters for 16 years. On centre stage were Neal Robertson, Honda's deputy managing director in Australia along with Olympic swimming legend, Dawn Fraser, tennis great, Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, as well as Games Advisory Committee chairman, Peter Hoey and Alice Springs Mayor, Fran Erlich. ABC radio personalities Charlie King and Paul Fitzsimons were MCs for the evening. With an entertainment line-up including rock groups, The Fab Four and Mental as Anything, theres no need for me to elaborate just how quickly competitors and the people of Alice Springs got into the swing of things. Throughout the night, between 8000 and 10 000 people joined in. In typical games style of partying hard and playing hard, sporting events commenced from 6am on Sunday morning.

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