Queens Baton Relay – Newcastle NSW

Kurt Fearnley, Paralympic, World and Commonwealth Games champion carries the Queens Baton for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Newcastle NSW.

Olympic Torch Relay – PyeongChang 2018

Australians carry the Olympic flame for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in South Korea. Each were winners of a ballot from Samsung a presenting partner of the Olympic Torch relay.

Sydney 2000 bid buses – back on the road

Sydney 2000 bid buses are back on the road. Well temporarily at least. A series of liveries have been put on six buses to celebrate the 80 years of Sydney Buses.

What will happen to the volunteer name poles

The real question surrounding the rebuild of the Olympic Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park is whether or not the volunteer poles containing the names of each volunteer from Sydney 2000 will remain on the site or will they be destroyed and removed and never replaced.

Communication Insights – Sydney 2000

When Janet Houen worked with the Sydney 2000 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG), technology as we currently know it was practically non existent.

In a recent  blog post, Janet reflects on communication methods, and how it will be so much different for the upcoming 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Read more here at https://www.rowland.com.au/articles/technology-transforms-event-workforce-communication/

South Steyne Ferry seeking a new home

The South Steyne is seeking a new home after an 8 month absence from Darling Harbour. The ferry was the site of Spirit of Sydney Lunch gatherings until late 2014, but was discontinued as a venue for the group due to unexplained price rises.


Read the SMH story on the fate of the South Steyne ferry



2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Volunteering



Applications for Volunteering at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games open on 6th February 2017. Be sure to mark this date in your calendar.

You can only register your interest on the official website via the link below. Then from February 6th apply directly on the official website.


Rio 2016 Village News – Spirit of Sydney

Spirit of Sydney members Barbara and Laurie Smith have been featured in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Village News. See image.

rio 2016 village news barbara and laurie smith olympic games experience

Spirit of Sydney – Turkey NOC Website

Spirit of Sydnery Member Barbara Smith has appeared on the National Olympic Committee of Turkey’s website.



Gold Coast Commonwealth Games – Volunteer Program

GOLDOC (Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Organising Committee) has posted an update on their volunteer program on their website at :