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Queenslanders added to the 2032 Olympics committee

Queensland-based sports administrators Tracy Stockwell and Rebecca Frizel will join the organizing committee for the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The pair were selected, along with Sports Secretary Richard Kolbeck and Special Envoy for the Games, Ted O’Brien, as federal nominated representatives.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says both women will bring years of experience and understanding behind the scenes to be successful on the field and in the pool.

“The Olympic Games in Brisbane in 2032 will showcase the best of Queensland by giving our athletes the opportunity to excel on the world stage at home,” he said Saturday.

“But it will also provide economic opportunity for many and be a legacy for generations of young Australian sports, so we have to do it right.”

A successful US Olympian prior to settling in Australia, Stockwell is Australia’s Vice President of Swimming and a member of the Brisbane Advisory Council Committee.

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She is also a founding member and former President of Womensport Queensland.

She previously served on the Board of the Queensland Events Corporation and was Chairman of the Queensland Sports Academy.

Frizel is a seasoned chief operating officer, chairman, and director.

In 2014, she was appointed to the board of the Gold Coast Titans NRL and later became the first female chairman of the NRL.

Frizel is the director of the Australian Paralympics and a member of the Board of Griffith University.

The Bill to Organize the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brisbane until 2021 was passed by the Queensland Parliament earlier this month and provides for the creation of an organizing committee.

Others already selected for the positions include Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates, AOC CEO Matt Carroll, Australian Paralympic President Jock O’Callaghan and athletes’ representatives Bronte Barratt and Kurt Fearnley.

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