Queensland to restart Olympic Games bid project

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaks to the media on December 1, 2020 after a Covid-delayed state budget was released (by Jono Searle/Getty Images)

The Australian state of Queensland is set to restart work on a Brisbane-centred bid for the 2032 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games after the project went into a six-month hiatus due to Covid-19.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk held meetings with Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) president John Coates today (Monday), stating she would stage talks over funding for the bid with Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a national cabinet meeting on Friday. “It’s a partnership, so there was an agreement that the two governments would put the money into that, so I’m happy to have those further discussions with the Prime Minister,” she said, according to the Reuters news agency.

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