The Office for Sport
The Office for Sport, within the Department of Health, coordinates the Australian Government’s involvement in major sporting events hosted by Australia. In recent times, Australia has successfully staged the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (co-hosted with Papua New Guinea and New Zealand) and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Australia also has the honour of hosting the Invictus Games 2018, the 2019 INAS Global Games for athletes with an intellectual impairment, and the ICC World Twenty20 2020. The Office for Sport will coordinate across key stakeholders such as State and Territory governments, and work closely with the Organising Committees to implement
operational support across a range of areas including security, immigration, customs, intellectual property, tourism, communications and legacy.
In addition, the Australian Government is supporting bids for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be hosted Down Under.
The Office for Sport and the Australian Government will play a key role in delivery of these events and bids, to further enhance Australia's outstanding reputation for hosting major international sporting events.
ICC World Twenty20 2020
After the successful staging of the ICC World Cup 2015, the International Cricket Council has awarded Australia the honour of hosting the seventh edition of the ICC World Twenty20 in 2020.
Twenty20 has proven to be extremely popular in Australia, with popular Men's and Women's domestic Twenty20 League and the success of the Australian team in the express format of the game. Given Australia's track record on home soil and charismatic support of the Australian public ICC World Twenty20 2020 will no doubt be an event not to be missed.
Invictus Games 2018
From 20-27 October 2018, Australia will host the Invictus Games in Sydney, New South Wales. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill veteran and active service personnel, highlighting the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their country.
For more information visit the website Invictus Games Sydney 2018
2019 INAS Global Games
Australia will host the 5th INAS Global Games in Brisbane, Queensland from 10-19 October 2019. The INAS Global Games is the world’s largest elite sporting event for athletes with an intellectual disability. More than 1000 athletes from up to 80 nations will be competing across the sports of Athletics, Basketball, Cycling, Futsal, Rowing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo and Tennis.
The INAS Global Games is an inspirational celebration of sport, culture and ability, allowing athletes to showcase the highest standards of athletic excellence in a secure, fun and friendly environment.
For more information, visit the website INAS Global Games Brisbane 2019
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