News

Back

Games Time Wraps up for SGC

Posted on Friday, May 04, 2018

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games held from 4 – 15 April brought several high profile events to the Southern Gold Coast which were attended by tens of thousands of spectators. 

One of the most anticipated events of the Games, the Beach Volleyball lived up to the hype as the ‘party venue’, welcoming thousands of spectators into the temporary stadium in Queen Elizabeth Park in Coolangatta over seven days of competition. 

A special visitor even came in from the air – with Archie Jamieson from Gold Coast Skydive creating a spectacular entrance arriving by parachute during one of the sessions.

Road Cycling event organisers reported the events held through local roads in Currumbin, Elanora and Currumbin and Tallebudgera Valleys were all extremely well received by spectators and locals. 

Similarly, the Race Walk held at Currumbin beachfront attracted huge crowds to the free event, with aerial shots of Currumbin Alley making for spectacular Games scenery that was beamed all around the world. 

Games infrastructure is now well on its way to being dismantled, and access to Queen Elizabeth Park in Coolangatta will be returned to the public by 31 August, 2018.


Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

Tags

organic farming tourism Surfworld gold Coast My Office travel cleaning services business directory beach soccer holidays accommodation Business Tips business enhancement employment brochues Australia's Cleanest Beach Award music Southern Gold Coast news Tweed Opera on the Beach lifestyle News light rail Special Interest Groups The Strand Australia day break even tips Bleach* Festival exporting green events kirra business summer surfing social media free listings safety Learning thank you carbon footprint reduction greenhouse gas emissions New Event Tugun economic impact Bilinga festival Daylight Savings seminar marketing Quiksilver Pro 2010 Bond University Free Shuttle bus SGC Success Spotlight christmas Whale Watching charity kirra surfstock 09 animals technology CSGC Profile Congratulations Wintersun Festival Cooly Rocks On 2014 cycling awards dining free events Marine Life gold coast community Sports soccer Stand Up Paddle Boarding competitions beaches SGC Events & Festivals report cuisine festivals gold coast airport SurfVolley Coolangatta history Tugun Progress Assoc update ANZAC Currumbin RSL stalls southern gold coast tourism australia Tourism Working Group coffee Therapist of the Year kiteflying Add new tag culture reduce CO2 survey tourist promos GCCC Coolangatta GC18 Education regional business development new business Cooly Rocks On Migaloo ecofund QLD bands Currumbin Clean up Australia Day City of Gold Coast Southern Cross University Quiksilver and Roxy Pro environment skydiving retail Cross Border kirra kite festival australia service sponsorship Solar power

Archive