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No place for egos: Sallyanne on getting the Olympics done

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Friday March 05, 2021

Queensland’s most experienced Olympics campaigner has a message for those who would spearhead the organisation of the 2032 Games for the state’s south-east: there’s no place for egos.

Former lord mayor Sallyanne Atkinson, who led Brisbane’s unsuccessful bid for the 1992 Olympics and also tried hard to ensure the city was Australia’s official bidder for the 1996 Games, insisted that the key to winning International Olympic Committee favour was teamwork.

After a long, disciplined campaign by south-east Queensland mayors and other proponents, the IOC…



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