South­east Olympic bid would need fed­eral cash

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - GREG STOLZ

SE­NIOR Gold Coast-based Turn­bull Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Steve Ciobo says he “likes likes the idea” of a south­east Queens­land bid for the Olympics.

Mr Ciobo (right) weighed in n yes­ter­day af­ter r State Com­mon- wealth Games Min­is­ter Kate Jones and Games s chair­man Peter B Beat­tie tti said id a pitch for the 2032 Olympic Games would only be pos­si­ble with fed­eral back­ing. A po­ten­tial SEQ Olympic bid has been strength­ened by the suc­cess­ful run­ning of the Coast Com­mon­wealth Games. Ms Jones said “knock­ers” w who be­lieved the C Coast could not su suc­cess­fully host th the Com­mon­wealth Games had been proven wrong and the south­east so was be­ing b talked about a as a po­ten­tial ti Olympics venue. venue But with the 2020 Tokyo Olympic tipped to cost at least $15.4 bil­lion, she said any SEQ bid for the global sport­ing spec­tac­u­lar would need fed­eral fund­ing.

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