Qld launches campaign to find next wave of Olympians

If you think you have what it takes to be a gold medal winner at the 2032 Olympics, then the Queensland Government is looking for you!

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will launch an ambitious sports talent identification program today, one of the largest in Australia’s history, in a bid to find young athletes that can deliver Olympic glory at the 2032 Games in Brisbane.

The ‘You for 2032’ campaign will start the hunt for promising young athletes in April.


Around 50,000 athletes are expected to be assessed but they must be aged between 13 and 23 — or 13 and 30 for the Paralympics.

20,000 of those hopefuls will then be tested over a two-year period, with coaches to assess whether they have the potential to become an Olympic star.

A final 400 will then be offered specialised coaching with the Queensland Academy of Sport.

Eleven new coaches who specialise in Olympic sports have already been secured by the Academy and another 10 will be recruited in July.