The decision prompted the three losing bidders to write a scathing letter to Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczu to contest the appointment. Led by Olympics creative director Ric Birch, who co-ordinated the ceremonies at the 1982 Brisbane Games as well as the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the group, which also includes unsuccessful bidders David Atkins and Julie Brooks, have called for a review of the process.
Along with Kate Hornsey, Tait finished second in the women’s pair at London 2012 before she was diagnosed with cervical cancer the following year, which came after she had given birth to her second child. Following the diagnosis, she opted to retire from the sport on medical advice. She competed at three Olympic Games, also featuring at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
Cricket South Africa (CSA), Athletics South Africa (ASA), Netball South Africa (NSA) and the South Africa Rugby Union (SARU) are the affected Federations. The decision could put an end to South Africa’s bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, with the sport’s governing body confirming last June that the country had expressed an interest in staging the tournament.
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Selecting a term
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