Queensland welcomes inclusive, action-packed multi-sport experience

A man riding a bike at high speed in cycling gear

Hundreds of elite athletes and officials from more than 20 nations across Asia, the Pacific and New Zealand are making their way to Queensland ahead of the Virtus Oceania Asia Games 2022, which will be held in Brisbane on 5-11 November.

The international multi-sport competition for elite athletes with an intellectual impairment is proudly supported by the Queensland Government and will offer Queenslanders the chance to witness athletes from around the globe compete against the best in their field ahead of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

The inclusive event will bring athletes and the community together in a secure and fun environment for 7 days of competition across more than 10 sports including, athletics, basketball, cycling and swimming.

The games will take place at venues across Brisbane and South East Queensland, bringing world class developmental opportunities for local athletes and Queensland-based sporting officials to our doorstep.

Health and Wellbeing Queensland Chief Executive, Dr Robyn Littlewood said the event is a shining example of the benefits that physical activity and wellbeing can bring to people of all abilities.

“Along with many health benefits, enjoying a healthy active lifestyle is a fantastic way to improve self-esteem, confidence, and social connections,” Dr Littlewood said.

“Not only will the games be an unforgettable, action-packed experience for spectators, but they will demonstrate how physical activity can enable us all to achieve healthier, more independent, and happier lives.”

Visit oagames2022.org to secure tickets.