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2032 Olympics Host Announcement Live Sites Revealed

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he Queensland Government has confirmed the locations of free outdoor live sites across the state ahead of the announcement for the host of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Riverside Green in South Bank in Brisbane, along with Kurrawa Beach on the Gold Coast, Kings Beach Amphitheatre on the Sunshine Coast, and sites in Cairns, Ipswich, Toowoomba, and Redlands Coast will host the live sites.

The Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast venues will be operational by Wednesday July 21 for the live broadcast of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Tokyo for the vote for the host of the 2032 Games.

Meanwhile, the regional locations of Cairns, Ipswich, Toowoomba, and Redlands Coast, will open in time for the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on July 23, with all seven sites to remain open for the remainder of the Tokyo Games.

Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said: “The IOC’s vote has the potential to be transformational for Queensland and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

“Olympics Live sites at South Bank, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and in Cairns are where you can share in the spirit of the Games and where Queenslanders can witness the IOC’s potentially historic decision on 21 July, as it happens in Tokyo.

“Economic modelling proves the Olympics has the potential to drive our economic recovery for decades to come.

“We saw with the Commonwealth Games how a major sporting event can deliver years of employment for thousands of Queenslanders.

“An Olympic Games could create jobs across generations in a way that we’ve not experienced in Queensland before.

“There’s never been a more exciting time to be a Queenslander,” she said.

Speaking on the live sites, Queensland Sport Minister, Stirling Hinchcliffe, said: “The South Bank Olympics Live Site is where you can watch the Games action live on the giant screen, ‘Have a Go’ at Olympic sports and see appearances by Australian Olympians.”

“Our Olympics Live sites are about bringing elite sport to our vast state, it’s about inspiring the Olympians of the future by sharing the triumphs of sport and the spirit of the Olympics Games with Queenslanders.

“When the IOC announces the result of the vote on the location of the 2032 Olympics, it could be a moment of monumental significance for Queensland.

“There’s no better way to celebrate and show our support for Tokyo Olympic Games and Team Australia than here at South Bank or one of the event sites in regional Queensland,” Hinchcliffe said.

The Olympics Live sites are presented by Westpac and form part of an expected series of live events the company will organise with the help of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) throughout the upcoming Games.

With the ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks across Australia, there are currently live sites being set up in Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory, but all are subject to the ongoing COVID-19 protocols and lockdowns.