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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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Australian Open gets green light for 30,000 a day as WA loosens border restrictions

WA premier Mark McGowan says travellers from Queensland and Victoria will no longer have to quarantine upon arrivalFollow today’s coronavirus liveblogAustralia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout hit as EU gives itself power to block exportsAustralia’s Covid…

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Tennis Australia confirms it will pay for players’ quarantine as cases linked to Australian Open rise

Tournament organisers clarify comments made by Craig Tiley that the Victorian government would share quarantine costsNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedFollow the Australia coronavirus liveblogTenni…

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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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‘Looks silly’: Eddie McGuire under fire for Gold Coast nightclub outing

Jeff Kennett says Collingwood president’s ‘jiving at the Pink Flamingo’ is a contradiction given player lockdown in hubsEddie McGuire’s night out at a Gold Coast club over the weekend has raised some eyebrows but the Collingwood president claims his Sa…

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Two Richmond AFL players arrested after late-night brawl outside Gold Coast strip club

The AFL and Richmond are investigating Covid protocol breaches after players arrested following altercationThe AFL and Richmond football club are investigating a breach of Covid-19 protocols after two players were arrested by police following a late-ni…

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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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Brisbane Broncos NRL losing streak arrives at a bad time for Queensland Rugby League | Larissa O’Connor

From the outside, rugby league in Queensland may look in dire straits but officials are refusing to panicAfter eight rounds of the NRL premiership season the highest ranked Queensland side are the North Queensland Cowboys in 11th position, followed by …

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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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NRL fans accuse Gold Coast Titans’ sponsor of scapegoating Indigenous captain

Ryan James stumbled in grand final Acknowledgment of CountryTFH says gaffe ‘weighed heavily’ on decision to end contractNRL fans have turned on the Gold Coast Titans’ major sponsor, after it abandoned the club, citing an “embarrassing” and “offensive” …

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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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Cricket great Matthew Hayden suffers spinal injuries while surfing in Queensland

Former Test opener ‘dodged a bullet’ and is recovering from head and neck injuries Former Australian Test opener Matthew Hayden admits he’s lucky to have survived after suffering head and spinal injuries while surfing on a family holiday in Queensland….

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Commonwealth Games closing ceremony: Peter Beattie apologises for debacle

Broadcasters furious they were unable to show athletes entering the stadium, while spectators rushed the exits during endless speechesCommonwealth Games organisers have apologised after stinging criticism on social media of Sunday night’s closing cerem…

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Tickets for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony remain on sale

Many priced out with tickets costing upwards of $380, while Indigenous protestors continue to gather on Gold CoastWith just hours left until the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, tickets remain available for the event, despite chairman Peter …

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Commonwealth Games programme lists England as African nation

Banjul, not London, is named as the English capital in printing blunder in the official pamphletA 130-page programme for the Commonwealth Games has accidentally listed England as an African country. The programme, which includes profiles on the 71 Comm…

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Commonwealth Games: Australia’s chance to repair sporting reputation

Organisers hope Gold Coast Games can help restore event’s sporting and cultural relevanceThere are still references to cricket ball-tampering in the Australian newspapers, but they have been overtaken on the front pages by an enthusiastic embrace of th…