John Coates does not need much of an introduction.
- Coates was a key figure in Brisbane’s 1992 Summer Olympics bid, which lost out to Barcelona
- The IOC has designated Brisbane as the preferred candidate city to host the 2032 Olympics
- Coates says he is confident Brisbane can keep costs down if it does host the Games
He is recognised in global sporting circles as Australia’s most influential sports administrator, possessing an understanding of how to wield power and play politics.
If politics was a chess game, Coates would be its grandmaster.
He has been Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) president since 1990, having only been challenged once for that role in 30 years.
Coates is also International Olympic Committee (IOC)…