Ministerial Statement Territory Success at Masters games and Sydney Paralympics
Tabled paper 2202
Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Christopher Lugg
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6 Already, 400 competitors have registered with the bed-bank to be part of the 2002 Games. The Centralian Advocate newspaper, which traditionally produces a wrap-around leading up to the event, this year received double the number of advertisements for the feature. Other Masters events -- including organisers from the Australian Masters in Newcastle and the World Masters scheduled for Melbourne in 2002 -- openly declared that Alice Springs sets the benchmark for Masters events throughout Australia. Lasseters Hotel Casino, one of the main Games accommodation venues, reports an 18 per cent across-the- board business increase due to this years Games. Immediately following the event, a number of Alice Springs businesses contacted the Games organising office asking : how do we get on board? From the highly efficient media centre, daily results and stories were distributed to 200 news organisations around Australia. In turn, these received wider exposure ... as far abroad as the UKs Daily Express newspaper.
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