The largest edition of the International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (INAS) Global Games is set to begin tomorrow in Brisbane.
Over 1,000 athletes from 47 nations are expected to compete in the Australian city, the largest field in the event's 16-year history.
An Opening Ceremony will celebrate the start of competition, tomorrow at King George Square in front of City Hall.
Athletes will parade through the streets of Brisbane, heralded by a marching band and displaying flags.
Guest speakers are expected to include International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons, INAS Global President Marc Truffaut and Global Games 2019 chief executive Robyn Smith.
Ten sports will be contested in total, with fustal, basketball and swimming beginning on Sunday (October 13).
Portugal are the defending champions in the futsal tournament, while the hosts are expected to impress in the pool.
Road cycling, athletics and table tennis start on Monday (October 14), with taekwondo on Tuesday (October 15) and indoor rowing commencing on Wednesday (October 16).
Kiera Byland of Britain may dominate the road cycling, with the women's time trial and road race world champion set to compete at the Anna Meares Velodrome as well.
Track cycling gets underway on October 19, the last day of competition, while tennis will take place the day prior.
Queensland State Netball Centre then plays host to a Closing Ceremony.
The venues, which include Queensland Tennis Centre and Sleeman Sports Centre, will be frequented by Lorri the rainbow lorikeet, the Games mascot.
Australia will be aiming to top the medal table once again, having done so since 2009.
Tickets for the action cost $AUD10 (£5/$7/€6) per day, per sport, with children under six going free.