Queensland reaffirms commitment for 2032 Olympics bid

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has reaffirmed the state’s bid to hold the 2032 Olympics in Brisbane following a “positive discussion” with Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates.

Coates recently travelled to Tokyo to see first-hand the efforts being made to ensure the 2021 Olympics goes ahead smoothly after being postponed for a year by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It is time for everyone to reaffirm their commitment to these games,” Coates said.

“The games are going ahead, and all of the arrangements are in pace for the games to go ahead.

“If we have a vaccine that will make life easier but whatever happens the athletes will be allowed in.”

Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the Games will be a symbolic triumph over the pandemic.

“I expressed my strong determination to host the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer of next year as proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic,” he said.

The Tokyo Olympic Games are to set open on July 23, followed by the Paralympic Games on August 24.