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International Rugby League Chair, Troy Grant has sent his congratulations to Brisbane, on the news that they will be the host of the Olympic Games in 2032.

“This is tremendous news for the city of Brisbane, the state of Queensland and the whole of Australia and it demonstrates the importance, the power, value and attractiveness of top-level international sport.” said Grant

“The diligent work of the Brisbane2032 committee has paid off and on behalf of the whole international rugby league community I send our congratulations and best wishes.

“It is our ambition to gain a place in the IOC movement and our work with the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) is all leading us down that road.

“I’m determined to build a clear path for international rugby league at all levels. We have a focus on RLWC2021 but already have the great work that is going on to support the France 2025 bid. Our vision is to develop and evolve a more structured international programme and having the Olympics for our 9’s and wheelchair disciplines is a clear goal. What better way to celebrate that than in Brisbane, a great rugby league city.”