SportX - Queensland's New Sport Economy

Last week, I was lucky to be part of Queensland’s SportX: 2032 Sport Economy Strategy event at The Gabba (Home of the Opening Ceremony in just over 10 years time).

SportX launches off the back of the Brisbane 2032 Games announcement. Businesses, industries and communities all across the...

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The impact of one minute

I recently read an article by an Olympian friend of mine, Toby Jenkins. Toby’s story is about resilience and perseverance; it’s about the big and more importantly, long lasting impact that can come from small gestures, and the importance of paying them forward.

I’ve been...

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SportNXT, Speakers… and Giraffes

It’s been an exciting few weeks since the big announcement where our Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk invited me to join her as a board member of the Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games for Brisbane 2032! We had our first official gathering earlier this week...

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Expo 2020 Dubai: Shaping the Future through Vision, Opportunity, Sustainability and Mobility

I was 13 years old when I visited my first World Expo in South Bank, Brisbane back in 1988. 

What we now know as South Bank Parklands are the legacy of Expo 88, and I can still vividly remember my excitement as a kid, heading into the city after school to visit all the different...

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Success on the Snow + You For 2032

The Australian team has just wrapped up its most successful Winter Games ever! From moguls to curling, figure skating, bobsleigh, freestyle skiing and more, the Australian Olympic Team seemed to be everywhere!

Our first gold medals were won only 20 years ago by speed skater Steven Bradbury and...

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Planting a seed for the future

I’ve recently returned from an inspiring week travelling around regional Queensland, from Charters Towers (where my Grandma was born) to Hughenden, to Cloncurry and Normanton (population 1200ish people, and some big crocs!), and even my hometown of Townsville. I love any opportunity to...

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Every step we take

It’s been a while between blogs, but that doesn’t mean life has slowed down… in fact, it’s quite the opposite! 

And while I still have a touch of the post-Tokyo blues (anyone else with me?), it was fantastic to welcome home our OLYmpic and Paralympic champions in...

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Arigato Tokyo!

After 12 days of fierce competition, the 2020 Paralympic Games ended with a spectacular Closing Ceremony on Sunday night. Tokyo’s ‘Harmonious Cacophony’ looked like a carnival-inspired video game brought to life: bright colours, pumping tunes, breakdancing, stilt walkers,...

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Side by Side: The Olympic and Paralympic movements

While our Paralympians are blitzing it in Tokyo, most of our OLYmpians are fresh out of quarantine and ready to be officially welcomed home… although these days that looks less like the old-school ticker tape parade, and more like a fancy black tie dinner! 

A question I’ve been...

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United by emotion

The road to Tokyo has been particularly bumpy for our para-athletes. Over the last five years, but particularly the past 12 months, they’ve had to draw on every bit of their determination, courage, and resilience.

But this week, we finally got to watch their triumphant start to #Tokyo2020!...

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