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Australia to host Olympics again after Brisbane confirmed for 2032 Games

Announcement made after meeting on Wednesday in TokyoQueensland bid was only one in front of IOC membersThe Olympics will return to Australia for a third time after Brisbane was formally awarded hosting rights for the 2032 Games following a vote of Int…

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Brisbane close to hosting 2032 Olympics after approval of ‘irresistible’ bid

IOC’s executive give unanimous approval to bidMembers to vote on 21 July before final confirmationBrisbane is close to being formally confirmed as the host of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics next month after its “irresistible” bid was unanimously app…

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Reduce, re-use, recycle: how new Olympic rules make Brisbane’s 2032 bid affordable | Judith Mair

It is not accurate to say the Games will be zero-cost, but from multi-sport and temporary venues to fly-in-fly-out athletes, costs should be kept to a minimumBrisbane is in pole position to win the rights to stage the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 20…

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‘Every level’ of Australian government backing Brisbane Olympics bid, says Scott Morrison

Prime minister tells IOC Australia can be ‘a trusted partner’IOC defends process that installed Brisbane as frontrunnerPrime minister Scott Morrison has told the International Olympic Committee that all levels of the Australian government are firmly be…

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Are the Olympics heading to Australia again? Key questions about Brisbane 2032 answered | Kieran Pender

Brisbane has been installed as the IOC’s ‘preferred partner’ to host the 2032 Games and it appears the event is now Queensland’s to loseOn Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee named Brisbane as the “preferred partner” to host the 2032 Olympic…

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Brisbane chosen as ‘preferred partner’ to host 2032 Olympic Games, IOC says

The Gold Coast hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Queensland government claims that 80% of venues for the games are already builtBrisbane has been picked as the “preferred partner” to start talks over staging the 2032 Olympic Games, the Interna…

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Brisbane at risk of losing fourth Test amid reports that India unhappy with Covid rules

Concerns purportedly centre around mental fatigue of players should they be confined to hotel roomsCricket Australia says it has not been approached by India’s governing body to express misgivings about players travelling to Brisbane for the fourth Tes…

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‘All systems go’ for Sydney Test as Cricket Australia presses on despite Covid uncertainty

Match at SCG had been in doubt following NSW outbreakMCG preferred backup choice should situation changeCricket Australia remains determined to see out the remainder of the Test summer as per its initial schedule, and is working with the Queensland gov…

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AFL grand final 2020: Gabba will host as game moves from Melbourne for first time in history

Queensland beats WA, SA and NSW to host deciderCapped crowd of around 30,000 to attend night gameQueensland’s famous 125-year-old Gabba ground will add a new chapter to its rich sporting history next month when it hosts the AFL grand final – the first …

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Rugby league player Mitch Cronin dies in his Brisbane backyard pool in training accident

Queensland Cup’s grand final captain dies aged 27Tributes paid to player after ‘tragic loss of life’Mitch Cronin, the Queensland Cup’s grand final captain, has died in what has been described as a training accident after family members reportedly found…

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Rugby league player Mitch Cronin dies in his Brisbane backyard pool in training accident

Queensland Cup’s grand final captain dies aged 27Tributes paid to player after ‘tragic loss of life’Mitch Cronin, the Queensland Cup’s grand final captain, has died in what has been described as a training accident after family members reportedly found…

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NRL Island: Queensland resort manager reveals plan to rescue coronavirus-hit season

Resort 40km off Brisbane could house 500 players and staffAll games would be played in QueenslandManager promises thorough isolation from Covid-19It may sound like a desperate pitch for a bad reality TV show, but the NRL season may yet be saved after a…

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Basketballer caught flying into Australia with pet bulldog in hand luggage

Lamar Patterson, who has been recruited to play for the Brisbane Bullets, arrived without anyone realising Kobe was tucked away in a bagAn American basketballer who flew into Brisbane with his pet bulldog stashed in his hand luggage is about to feel th…

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John Millman: Federer vanquisher, Brisbane local and no Peter Dutton fan

Long in the shadow of other Australian tennis players, the world No 55’s US Open triumph has put the spotlight on himIf you don’t follow tennis you may not have known who John Millman is. You do now.On Tuesday the 29-year-old from Brisbane beat the wor…

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Indian Commonwealth Games ‘imposters’ detained at Brisbane airport

One man charged with people smuggling and falsifying documents after eight claim to be journalistsA group of Indian nationals has been arrested and detained as “imposters” claiming to be journalists covering the Commonwealth Games.The Australian Border…

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Tennis: Johanna Konta forced to abandon Brisbane International match

Konta had impressed all week in an encouraging return to form before succumbing to injuryAs if there were not enough problems already for British No1 players with right-hip injuries, Johanna Konta was forced to abandon her enthralling third-round match…

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Tennis pro Isaac Frost charged with match fixing after ‘suspicious bets’

Frost, whose highest world ranking was 651, also charged with supplying dangerous drugs and possession

A professional tennis player in Brisbane has been charged with match fixing after an investigation involving “star chamber” hearings by Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission.

Isaac Frost, 28, is accused of facilitating a fix on a match at the Challenger Tournament in Traralgon, Victoria, that police allege attracted “a number of suspicious bets”.

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A-League: Brisbane Roar beat Western Sydney Wanderers in thriller

Brisbane 2-1 Western Sydney WanderersBrett Holman scores winner in added timeBrett Holman has capped his return from injury by guiding Brisbane to a last-gasp 2-1 A-League win over Western Sydney.Making his first appearance since November after undergo…

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A-League: Brisbane Roar beat Western Sydney Wanderers in thriller

Brisbane 2-1 Western Sydney WanderersBrett Holman scores winner in added timeBrett Holman has capped his return from injury by guiding Brisbane to a last-gasp 2-1 A-League win over Western Sydney.Making his first appearance since November after undergo…

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A-League: late Maclaren goal sees Brisbane Roar win in Wellington

  • Brisbane end five-week winless run with 1-0 win over Phoenix
  • Jamie Maclaren scores winner in 87th minute

Brisbane have ended their five-week winless A-League run with a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Phoenix in Wellington.

The fourth-placed Roar, who had not won in Wellington for more than three years, had to work for Saturday’s win, with Jamie Maclaren sliding home the winner in a well-worked 87th-minute move.

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