The Fiji Times
Initiative to strengthen relations
THE Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) conducted a historic meeting with university representatives from South-East Queensland earlier this month as part of the “Home Games Advantage Initiative” under the ONOC Brisbane 2032 banner.
ONOC president, Dr Robin Mitchell in his opening remarks emphasized the importance of the meeting, mentioning it represents the first in a series of engagements with the university sector.
He underscored ONOC’s pivotal role as the continental body of the International Olympic Committee in Oceania, overseeing the interests of 17 member nations from the Pacific Region.
The ONOC president’s address not only set the stage for a transformative journey but also underscored ONOC’s profound commitment to shaping a legacy that transcends sport and leaves an indelible mark on the entire Oceania region, creating a brighter future for generations to come.
“The draft Queensland Government’s Legacy Plan outlines a commitment to creating sustainable benefits for the Oceania Region,” noted Dr Mitchell. “With these intentions, Brisbane 2032 has the true potential to make a tangible mark in human legacy for the entire Oceania region,” he said.
Dr Mitchell highlighted the unwavering support for Brisbane 2032 from influential leaders, including the Australian Prime Minister, the Queensland Premier, and the President of the Australian
Looking beyond mere inspiration, Dr Mitchell envisioned Brisbane 2032 as a catalyst for proactively building capacity, strengthening relationships, and generating sustainable positive change throughout the region, with a legacy that extends far beyond the year 2032.
To help mobilise this vision, ONOC is leading the ‘Home Games Advantage’ initiative, providing a unique opportunity to strengthen strategic relationships with partners across Oceania,” Dr Mitchell stated.
“This initiative is already yielding results, with the strengthening of our partnership with the Oceania Paralympic Committee, recognising the potential for legacies across both Olympic and Paralympic sport.”
This initiative is already yielding results, with the strengthening of our partnership with the Oceania Paralympic Committee, ... Dr Robin Mitchell