Gold Coasters: Let's party like it's 2032

Published on 22 June 2021

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 The City has today invited all Gold Coasters to come together at Broadbeach on July 21 – in anticipation of the announcement of the host destination for the 2032 Olympics.

“We are all waiting in the hope that the South East Queensland region will be announced as host destination for the 2032 Olympics,’’ said Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate.

“Gold Coasters love a party so we are investing funds from our City reserves to host a ’live site’ party at Kurrawa from July 21, to capture the live announcement.

“This announcement will be beamed from Tokyo (between 6-7pm) and will confirm which destination has been chosen by the International Olympic Committee for the 2032 Olympics.’’

The celebration will include fireworks, kids’ activities, sporting competitions, live entertainment, IOC announcements on the big screen and interviews with Australian athletes.

“The official advice will come through between 6-7pm but we want people there in Kurrawa Park after school, or work, to enjoy the free activities from 4pm.

“This is a chance to witness history if we do get the green light,’’ said Mayor Tate.

“The coast will host a range of sports in 2032, supporting Brisbane and other key regions in SEQ for the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics.’’

The event will cost around $270,000.

“This includes keeping the ‘live site’ running throughout the Tokyo Olympics (starting 21 July-August 8) so people can watch the action on the big screen over three weeks,’’ he said. The coast is will host 14 different events, across seven facilities within the city. Olympic sports include weightlifting, volleyball, beach volleyball, judo, wrestling, golf, triathlon, aquatic (swimming marathon) and football prelims.