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biggest sporting events in Australia

For a country of under 30 million people, there are an incredible number of world-class sporting events each year in Australia. From the AFL Grand Final to the Boxing Day Test, this is your guide to the biggest sporting events in the country. 1. AFL Grand Final For many around Australia, and particularly those living in Melbourne, Grand Final Day is one of the biggest of the year – you only need to look at the fact that the Friday before it was recently made a public holiday for confirmation of its importance. The culmination of one of the most well-attended sports in the world and the most popular sport in the country, Grand Final Day sees around 100,000 passionate fans pack into the MCG, and many millions more tune into their TVs. Far from being just a sporting event, the day also begins with plenty of pre-game entertainment, and once the game finishes, the streets of Melbourne fill up like on virtually no other day of the year. 2. The Boxing Day Test There are a handful of sporting events on the calendar which rival the Grand Final for anticipation, and the Boxing Day Test is one of them – most notably the first day of it. This historic event is yet another for which close to 100,000 pack into the biggest stadium in Australia, but unlike on AFL Grand Final Day, this time they are treated to an entire day’s worth of elite sporting action. Around Australia, cricket is the sport of choice… Read More