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Queensland sports administrators Tracy Stockwell and Rebecca Frizelle will join the Organizing Committee for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The duo were selected along with Sports Minister Richard Colbeck and Games Special Envoy Ted O’Brien as federally appointed representatives.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the two women will bring years of experience and understand what is needed behind the scenes to be successful on the pitch and in the pool.

“The Brisbane 2032 Olympics will showcase the best of Queensland, giving our athletes the opportunity to thrive on the world stage at home,†he said on Saturday.

“But it will also provide economic opportunities for many and create a legacy for generations of young sporting Australians, so we have to get it right.”

A successful American Olympian before moving to Australia, Ms. Stockwell is Vice President of Swimming Australia and a member of the Brisbane Advisory Board.

She is also a founding member and past president of Womensport Queensland.

She previously served on the board of directors of Queensland Events Corporation and was president of the Queensland Academy of Sport.

Ms. Frizelle is an experienced Chief Operating Officer, President and Director.

In 2014, she was appointed to the board of directors of the Gold Coast Titans NRL club, before being named the first female president of the NRL.

Ms Frizelle is Director of Paralympics Australia and a member of the Griffith University Council.

The Brisbane 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games Arrangements Bill was passed by the Queensland parliament earlier this month and provides for the establishment of the organizing committee.

Other people already selected for positions include Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates, AOC Managing Director Matt Carroll, Paralympics Australia President Jock O’Callaghan and athlete representatives Bronte Barratt and Kurt Fearnley.

Australian Associated Press



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