Q Where is the Opening Ceremony taking place?
A The King’s Hall complex on Thursday.
Q What time is it all starting?
A Doors open for the ceremony at 3pm.
Q Who’s all going and should I get down early?
A 14, 000 will be there. The advice is get down early and enjoy the action.
Q Where will cars park at the venue?
A There will be a car-park at the playing fields on Boucher Road, but no parking at the King’s Hall.
Q What public transport is there to hop on?
A A special Translink shuttle services (bus and train) will depart from Great Victoria Street Rail Station from 2.30pm.
Q How can people get home from the events?
A Translink services will be available from 9pm.
Q How much will travelling cost?
A It’s free if you have your Opening Ceremony ticket with you.
Q What about wheelchair access?
A A number of disability vehicles are available from Boucher Road to the ceremony.
Q Are there still tickets available?
A No, but the event will be streamed live online on www.bbc.co.uk/ni
Q How can I find out about events once games begin?
A You can download a full, detailed schedule online.
Q How many sports are there?
A Around 56 different sports will be showcased over the 10 days of the games.
Q What sports will be played?
A As well as the traditional sports seen at most international multi-sport events there are also more unusual events such as the Ultimate Firefighter, Muster and Toughest Competitor Alive.
Q Where will the games be held?
A They’ll be across the province, using local swimming pools and outdoor spaces including Stormont Estate.
Q Are events only being held in Belfast?
A No. Londonderry, Newry, Cookstown and Newcastle will all host games. There’s even Surfing on the East Strand Portrush (August 6-8).
Q Is it true there will be a stair race among the events at the games?
A Yes. The Stair Race will take place in the Obel Building in Belfast on Sunday.
Q Will it cost to see the events?
A Entry to most events is free and access to venues is on a first come, first served basis.
Q Can we see all the events?
A No public access is available at the following venues: Hydebank Wood – Field and 3D Archery, Ballykinler Training Centre – Biathlon, Pistol PAP & PPC, Rifle Large Bore and Small Bore, Shotgun – Sporting Clays and SWAT (except friends and family), Athletes’ Village – Wrist Wrestling.
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