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Olympics bid top of the SEQ agenda

Brisbane [AAP]

Australian athlete Sally Pearson won gold in the 100m hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics. Photo Daniel Coomber www.flickr.com/photos/danjc003/

Australian athlete Sally Pearson won gold in the 100m hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics. Photo Daniel Coomber www.flickr.com/photos/danjc003/

A potential bid for the 2028 Olympic Games will be top of the agenda when councillors from across southeast Queensland meet on Friday.

Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will argue for the bid at a meeting with 10 other mayors and senior representatives.

But it appears those in favour will have to win over the Gold Coast to ensure the idea doesn’t get caught in the starting blocks.

Mayor Tom Tate has ruled out making any financial contribution to a potential bid in light of existing commitments to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

However, key centres like the Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Toowoomba have flagged initial support.

Meanwhile, councils such as Logan and Redlands say they’re waiting to find out how much it would all cost before declaring a position.

The Council of Mayors (SEQ) Board Meeting will be held at Brisbane’s City Hall on Friday afternoon.

 


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