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Queensland State Signs Off On 2032 Olympic Bid

December 9, 2019

Annastacia Palaszczuk, state Premier for Queensland, has revealed that the state has agreed to back a bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games.

“Hosting the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics could be a game changer and deliver 20 years of accelerated opportunity for our State,” Palaszczuk said.

“That’s why Cabinet has today made the decision to continue working towards securing a Games  -and we will continue to work closely with our partners to ensure we receive the financial support we require from all levels of Government.

“This is about so much more than a few weeks of sport,” she added.

“There’s more work to do to ensure we are in a position to put a compelling case to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

“As I’ve said all along, we will only proceed if it is in the best interests of Queenslanders.

“A strong partnership, including the right funding commitments, is vital – and our focus now is to secure that ahead of key discussions with the IOC at the Tokyo Olympics in July next year.”

John Coates, President of the Australian Olympic Committee, commented on the announcement: “Sport unites us and inspires us. We have a lot of work to do from here, but it’s hard not to be excited about the benefits that will flow over many decades if Queensland was successful.

“It’s about a decade of opportunity for sport, the community and the economy, leading into the Games – and for decades after. But now we have to focus on ensuring Queensland mounts a compelling case.”

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