Sporting Sydney

Sydneysiders are sports mad, especially for the ostensibly passive spectator sports of rugby league, Aussie Rules football, cricket, tennis and horse racing. No matter what it is, from surf lifesaving competitions to yacht races, it'll draw a crowd. They're keen participants too, whether it's a game of squash or the latest infatuation with yoga, but getting into (or onto) the water is their greatest joy. The Sydney Morning Herald 's Friday listings supplement, "Metro", has a Sport and Leisure section, with details of the best events around town. Most seats can be booked through Ticketek tel 9266 4800.

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