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John Wylie, who served as ASC president for eight years, said AIS should move from its current base in Canberra, where it has been located since it opened in 1981.

Former Australian Sports Commission Chairman John Wylie has called on the Australian Institute of Sport to relocate to Brisbane following the city’s successful bid to host the 2032 Olympics.

Wylie, who served as ASC president for eight years, said AIS should move from its current base in Canberra, where it has been located since it opened in 1981.

“The 2032 Olympics and Paralympics are a moment of opportunity for Australian sport and two things would be great to capitalize on; one more would be to invest more in the next generation of athletes and second, to invest in a new AIS, ”said Wylie. .

“Personally, I think AIS should be based in South East Queensland. I think this is the right place for the athletes.

“I think there is going to be this really big gravitational pull in Australian sport to South East Queensland following 2032. And so I think that would be a fantastic legacy.”

Brisbane hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games a few days before the start of Tokyo 2020 and will become the first Australian city to host the event since Sydney in 2000.

AIS previously produced a string of top Australian stars, but in recent years sports and athletes have moved from the national center to relocate to state-based performance facilities.

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