PORT Macquarie Hastings Council will host a special live broadcast of James Magnussen's tilt at Olympic glory in Port Macquarie's Hay Street forecourt on Thursday August 2.
Magnussen is feted as a certain starter in the blue riband men's 100 metre freestyle final at the Games.
Council has arranged a live telecast on a giant five metre x seven metre screen.
With the official race schedule released, Magnussen will take to the blocks at 5.15am on Thursday August 2, Eastern Standard Time.
Our region will also be represented at the Paralympics in London with Ryley Batt, a star athlete of the Australian Wheelchair Rugby team and debutant Janel Manns competing in the Wheelchair Tennis event.
"I have my fingers crossed for Ryley and Janel, and would love to arrange a similar celebration should they advance to their Gold medal events," Mr Porter said.
In the lead-up to the highly anticipated event, Council is encouraging residents to join the global conversation on Twitter, promoting the hash tag, #missilesmission via its social media channels.
"It's a great opportunity for our community to proudly wear their Green and Gold and celebrate
the Olympic spirit right in the heart of our region," Mr Porter said.
Hundreds of locals are expected to wake early to watch Magnussen compete in the event, says council's Administrator, Neil Porter.
"The live site was developed in response to the local excitement about Magnussen's chances at gold in London," Mr Porter said.
"With the London Olympics just three weeks away, there's a real buzz around within our community about our local hero James Magnussen and his quest for Olympic gold.
"To think that someone from within our community is a chance of winning Gold at the Olympics is something very special," Mr Porter said.
Broadcast partner NBN Television will provide the live feed for the event, with other planned activities in the lead-up to the event set to transform the forecourt into a party atmosphere.
"People in the Hastings love their sport and the live site will provide a wonderful opportunity for our community to cheer and celebrate together for a very unique event," Mr Porter said.