Andrew Barr has launched the Eastern University Games which are bringing 2,500 students to town from 3-7 July.
The Games will be held from 3-7 July 2011 and will feature 15 sports including Basketball, Football, Hockey, Netball and Touch Football.
This event is a great example of how sport makes a real economic contribution to the ACT.
The Eastern University Games not only provides the immediate economic benefits associated with so many visiting for the event, but also gives us the opportunity to showcase Canberra as a tourist destination.
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And the faint hearted might want to avoid the student bloodhouses over that period.