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How three decades of pain for John Coates drove Brisbane’s bid for 2032 Olympic Games – ABC News

Australia’s top Olympic official admits he was “very badly hurt” when Brisbane missed out on the 1992 Summer Games, which is why he is determined Queensland hosts…



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John Coates does not need much of an introduction.
Key points:

  • Coates was a key figure in Brisbane’s 1992 Summer Olympics bid, which lost out to Barcelona
  • The IOC has designated Brisbane as the preferred candidate city to host the 2032 Olympics
  • Coates says he is confident Brisbane can keep costs down if it does host the Games

He is recognised in global sporting circles as Australia’s most influential sports administrator, possessing an understanding of how to wield power and play politics.
If politics…

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