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Queenslanders added to Games committee

Queensland sports administrators Tracy Stockwell and Rebecca Frizelle will join the organising committee for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics and Paralympic Games.

The pair have been selected along with Sport Minister Richard Colbeck 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 understand what’s needed behind the scenes to create success on the field and in the pool.

“The Brisbane Olympics Games in 2032 will showcase the best of Queensland, providing our athletes with the ability to thrive on the world stage on home soil,” he said on Saturday.

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

A successful US Olympian before settling in Australia, Ms Stockwell is vice president of Swimming Australia and a member of the Committee for Brisbane Advisory Council.

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

She has previously served on the Board of Queensland Events Corporation and was chair of the Queensland Academy of Sport.

Ms Frizelle is an experienced chief operating officer, chairperson and director.

In 2014, she was appointed to the board of the Gold Coast Titans NRL club, going on to be appointed the first female chair in the NRL.

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

The Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games Arrangements Bill 2021 passed the Queensland parliament earlier this month and provides for the organising committee to be established.

Others already selected for positions include Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates, AOC chief executive Matt Carroll, Paralympics Australia president Jock O’Callaghan and athlete representatives Bronte Barratt and Kurt Fearnley.

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