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The Gabba revamp and cricket’s Olympic connect

The Gabba in Brisbane, MCG and Lord’s have played host to Olympics events.

The Queensland Government, in an effort to strengthen its bid for the 2032 Olympic Games, has announced the redevelopment of the Brisbane Cricket Ground, commonly known as the Gabba.

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is one of the cities bidding for the hosting rights of the 2032 Olympics and is the International Olympic Committee’s preferred host.

By Aarish Ansari        23 April 2021

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EARLY DAYS FOR OLYMPIC BID, BUT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WILL BE CRITICAL DURING THE PLANNING PROCESS

Federal Member for Griffith Terri Butler said today that she is calling on the State Government to consult with the community on any proposed changes to the Gabba and its surrounds. Ms Butler said that before any changes are made to the Gabba, its surrounding buildings, and other facilities and public spaces, the local community must have their voice heard and considered.

by Jan Bowman  Apr 23, 2021 

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Inside working class Woolloongabba’s push to host the Olympics

 

 

For many Queenslanders, two words can bring feelings of state pride, forged on sacred sporting ground, rushing forward.

“The Gabba.”

One of Brisbane’s two great temples of sport, it was announced last week the Gabba would be completely redeveloped at a cost of $1 billion as the main stadium for Brisbane’s 2032 Summer Olympics, should the bid be successful

 

By Tony Moore April 24, 2021 — 8.00pm

 

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How hockey can help football share the Brisbane Olympic spoils

 

 

News that the Gabba would be completely transformed for the 2032 Olympics was great news for Brisbane sports fans, but for some, the announcement came with a significant feeling of deja vu.

Should Brisbane’s bid for the Games be successful — and there is every indication that it will be — the Gabba will feature as an Olympic venue for the second time. And it will be the second time AFL and cricket will be the long-term beneficiaries of new infrastructure ostensibly built for other sports.

 

By Cameron Atfield  April 24, 2021 — 7.04pm

 

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Brisbane has chosen its main stadium

The Australians do not yet have the victory in their pockets, in the race for the Summer Games in 2032, but they are advancing with the air of winners. Queensland authorities announced on Tuesday, April 20th, that Brisbane’s historic Gabba Stadium, built at the end of the 19th century, would be completely renovated for the Games in 2032.

21 April 2021

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T10 format could be vehicle for cricket's return to Olympics, as ICC steps up interest

.....  “The earliest possible date for cricket's inclusion in the Games would be the LA Olympics in 2028, but the 2032 Olympics, likely to be staged in Brisbane, might be a more realistic target.”

By George Dobell    20-Apr-21

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Federal government agrees to fund half of Brisbane’s 2032 Olympic Games costs

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has guaranteed the federal government will cover half the costs for the 2032 Olympics, should frontrunner Brisbane be confirmed as the Games host.

The pledge was contained in a letter from Mr Morrison to Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, which arrived with the Premier late on Monday afternoon.

By Tony Moore

26 April, 2021

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The federal government agrees to fund half the cost of Brisbane’s 2032 Summer Olympics

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has guaranteed that the federal government will bear half the cost of the 2032 Olympics if front-runner Brisbane is identified as the organizer of the Games.

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26 April 2032

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Confirmed: Federal government to fund 50% of critical infrastructure for 2032 Games

The federal government will fund half of the funding for critical infrastructure required for south-east Queensland to host the 2032 Olympics.

Fairfax MP Ted O’Brien, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s representative for the Olympics, rejected media reports the government had backed the state’s push for a major redevelopment of the Gabba stadium.

But he confirmed the government is “backing Queensland” all the way.

“[Scott Morrison] has made an announcement which is truly unprecedented, that the federal government is prepared to fund critical infrastructure for the Games, to the tune of 50 per cent,” he told Scott Emerson.

By TED O'BRIEN

26 April 2021

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26 April 2021

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The federal government has confirmed it will help the Queensland government fund the cost of the 2032 Olympic Games, should Brisbane win the bid. 7NEWS at 6pm. http://7NEWS.com.au #7NEWS
 
 
 
 
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Scott Morrison agrees to 50-50 Brisbane Olympics funding

Scott Morrison has demanded an equal say in the planning of the Brisbane 2032 Olympics as a condition of the federal government splitting the costs with Queensland to build the infrastructure for the Games.

It comes a week after the federal government was blindsided by Annastacia Palaszczuk’s major Games announcement that a rebuilt Gabba would serve as the Olympic stadium if Brisbane won the right to host the event.

By Charlie Peel         26 April 2021

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This I imagine is a big deal.....the National Govt didnt get near to funding 50 Percent of Sydney 2000 (of course security costs are much higher now since 9/11), and they were easily funded.   

The Games will be very affordable for the state of Queensland  with huge TV rights already negotiated, The IOC throwing in funds, a more cost-effective Games model and planning stretched over 11 years.

 

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1 hour ago, TorchbearerSydney said:

This I imagine is a big deal.....the National Govt didnt get near to funding 50 Percent of Sydney 2000 (of course security costs are much higher now since 9/11), and they were easily funded.   

The Games will be very affordable for the state of Queensland  with huge TV rights already negotiated, The IOC throwing in funds, a more cost-effective Games model and planning stretched over 11 years.

 

 

 

Infrastructure is generally funded 50/50 between the states and the feds. of course, the feds at the moment have not been forthcoming for queensland - see the kerfuffle for funding for cross river rail

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Nine Queensland cities sign up to co-host 2032 Olympics

Nine Queensland cities have formally signed on to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games, which would make it the first multi-city Summer Games in history.

Brisbane will lead the Queensland bid, but eight other cities, including the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and others outside the south-east corner, will share host city status after bidding rules were tweaked in 2019.

The Gabba as an Olympic athletics venue.

The Gabba as an Olympic athletics venue.

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By Lydia Lynch        April 27, 2021 
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Feds put Gabba’s Olympic revamp on a sticky wicket

The proposed $1 billion revamp of the Gabba to become Brisbane’s main 2032 Olympic stadium is far from guaranteed, even if Queensland won the right to host the Games.

Sunshine Coast federal MP Ted O’Brien, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s representative on the taskforce guiding the bid, said no business case had been prepared and it was too early for the specific idea to be promised.

By Tony Moore   April 27, 2021

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Brisbane Olympics call could come by July

Brisbane could find out as soon as July whether it has won the rights to host the 2032 Olympic Games, the Queensland premier says.

The state government on Monday struck a 50-50 infrastructure funding deal with the federal government for infrastructure for Brisbane's 2032 Olympic bid.

By Marty Silk and Fraser Barton

APRIL 27 2021

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QLD Olympian responds to NSW Deputy Premier’s fierce criticism

The President of the Queensland Olympic Council is applauding the federal government’s decision to split the bill to help the Sunshine State secure the 2032 Olympics.

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro told 2GB Breakfast host Ben Fordham “it’s a joke” to reward the Queensland government after its behaviour during the pandemic.

By DEBORAH KNIGHT          27 April 2021

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Brisbane 2032 Olympics decision may come in July as governments strike infrastructure funding deal

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Brisbane may find out as soon as July whether it has won the right to host the 2032 Summer Olympics.

27 April 2021

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Would the Olympics Games be an economic bonanza for Queensland?

28 April 2021

7.30 / By Peter McCutcheon

An international sports economist says the devil is in the detail as to whether Queensland's 2032 Summer Olympics bid will deliver the promised economic benefits.

"Although they call it a Brisbane cluster, it's not really a cluster. The venues are all over the place," Andrew Zimbalist, from Smith College in Massachusetts, told 7.30.

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8 hours ago, AustralianFan said:

 

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro told 2GB Breakfast host Ben Fordham “it’s a joke” to reward the Queensland government after its behaviour during the pandemic.

By DEBORAH KNIGHT          27 April 2021

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standard posturing from Bruz. He's from the centre right Liberal party (which our PM is also from) whereas Qld is governed by the centre left labor party. There is also a massive sporting rivaly between Qld and NSW, in particular in the rugby league where the 3 matches between the two states are some of the highest rated events on TV

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Interview by Matt Webber, ABC Gold Coast

Commonwealth support for Brisbane 2032

“Well, the whole point of setting up the agency is to ensure that it is a genuine partnership. Prime Minister said yesterday he wanted this to be the people’s games, he wanted to take the politics out of the process. That’s the purpose of this agency to do that, to give genuine assessment.”

27 April 2021

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