More Than 40 West Aussies Competing In Paris Olympic Games

The 2024 Olympics and Paralympic Games start at the end of the month and this year, more than 40 Western Australian athletes are heading to Paris.

More Than 40 West Aussies Competing In Paris Olympic Games

The 2024 Olympics and Paralympic Games start at the end of the month and this year, more than 40 Western Australian athletes are heading to Paris.
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It feels like forever since the last Olympic Games were held — 2020, the year of that weird virus that we don’t talk about anymore. 

Well, in a few weeks, the 2024 Summer Olympic Games will start and it’ll be the subject of conversation everywhere you go. But did you know that more than 40 West Australians are heading over to Paris to compete in the 2024 Olympics and Paralympic Games? Nope, we didn’t, either.

Penny Squibb, Karri Somerville, Aleisha Power will join the Hockeyroos while Aran Zalewski, Jake Harvie, and Tom Wickham will play for the Kookaburras. They are just a few of the WA athletes heading over.

Premier Roger Cook commented, “The Olympics are just around the corner and I know the more than 40 West Aussie athletes heading to Paris will do us proud.”

“I urge every Western Australian to get behind our athletes, head down to Yagan Square throughout the games to cheer them on, and let’s show the world what West Aussie athletes are made of.”

Each WA athlete is being supported by a $5,000 grant from the government to help cover travel expenses so they can compete on the world stage in Paris.

The 2024 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Paris, France, from July 26th to August 11th and the Paralympic Games will be held from August 28th to September 8th 2024.