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Bundaberg sets sight on hosting 2032 Olympic event


Bundaberg could be featured on TV screens across the world when the 2032 Olympics are held in Brisbane, with a local MP confident the region will get a cut of the sporting action.

Bundaberg has already hosted historic NRL and cricket matches at Salter Oval, and is currently constructing an Olympic-sized swimming pool at its new Aquatic Centre - due to be completed by 2024.

State Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith says he has no doubt Bundaberg will be chosen to host a country to train in the lead-up to the games.

"We'll have the Aquatic Centre built in Bundy, and that's a legacy piece of infrastructure that won't only change for the region, but it will be something that we can take to the State Government."

He says there is a potential to hold a sporting event as part of the games, and will be putting his hand up for anything and everything, to put Bundaberg on the "international map".

Mr Smith says the region provides every opportunity for local young athletes to go and compete on the world stage at the 2032 games.

"This gives a hope and a dream to so many kids, all over Queensland and all over Australia we have young athletes who one day want to get to the Olympics.

"There's going to be a whole bunch of kids who are going to be putting a big circle around 2032," he says.