A splash of Olympic colour

We are replacing a total of 2,172 seats on the western grandstand in the Aquatic Centre that will be in the Olympic colours!

Each bay will represent a different colour from the Olympic rings supporting our Olympic history and also providing an opportunity for students to sit in their school colours for carnivals. The Aquatic Centre hosted 77 school swimming carnivals and 61 club/district/state and national events this financial year.

The replacement project is underway as part of the ongoing maintenance of this 20-year-old facility so that it remains a world-class venue.

This photo shows you all the current chairs being removed…

Grandstand being removed

When finished, the western grandstand will look something like this…

Impression of new stands

Fun facts
• The Olympic Rings from left to right are blue, yellow, black, green and red

• Each coloured ring represents the five major regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania

• Pierre de Coubertin created the Rings in 1913; at the time the five colours combined with the white background represented the colours of the flags of all nations. Every national flag in the world includes at least one of the five colours


Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator, Sydney Olympic Park Authority

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