Southeast Olympic bid would need federal cash
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.