Ballarat's Olympic rings precinct to get upgrade

THE biggest moment in Ballarat sport came in 1956 with the city part of the Melbourne Olympic Games.

Lake Wendouree was the setting for the Olympic rowing and canoeing/kayaking.

Once an Olympic city, always an Olympic city.

Ballarat residents and visitors are constantly reminded of this with the Olympic rings in an Olympic-dedicated precinct at the end of the rowing course.

This area also acknowledges all Ballarat Olympians.

Liberal Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay is today announcing an upgrade for the Ballarat Olympic Rings Precinct with the backing of the Regional Growth Fund project, in conjunction with the City of Ballarat.

The project is to be undertaken ahead of the World Masters Rowing Regatta in October this year. 


OUTDOOR sports heat policies will be tested this weekend across the state, including the Ballarat region.

There will  be a close eye on temperature gauges.

Ballarat cricket and bowls inter-city challenges with Bendigo planned for Ballarat on Sunday have already been called off with a maximum 40 degrees forecast.


SCHOOL is back and so too is junior sport, with cricket, tennis and basketball among regular competitions back up and running this weekend.

The four-page J-File liftout returns to the pages of The Courier on Tuesday.

Friday, January 31

Friday, January 31