A stunning animal has emerged as a contender to grow to be the mascot for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Video games.
The long-lasting ibis might grow to be a a part of sporting historical past when the world’s largest occasion returns to Australia subsequent decade.
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Queensland’s Sports activities Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has revealed he would be open to the bin hen representing the nation throughout the Video games.
“As the Member for Sandgate, I’ve got a quiet sort of soft touch for the idea that the ibis might play a role,” he mentioned over the weekend.
“And I know there’s plenty of Queenslanders who think that’s something that might be appropriate as well.”
Mr Hinchliffe, who can be the Minister helping Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on the upcoming Olympics, mentioned choosing the mascot will be an “important decision” that in the end will be “made by the organising committee”.
“This is something that we can work on as a community to help tell our story to the globe, and we’ll do that together,” he mentioned.
Mascots have been a fixture at the Summer time Olympic Video games since 1972, with numerous animals and characters created to characterize their host nations and cities.
Syd the platypus, Olly the kookaburra, and Millie the echidna had been chosen as the three mascots for the Sydney 2000 video games.
Syd was a reference to Sydney, Olly to Olympic and Millie to the new millennium.
The Australian White Ibis, which is native to Australia, is legendary for stealing meals, notably from garbage bins.
It might be chosen by organisers ought to they want to choose an animal that has not been used as a mascot throughout a main multi-sport occasion earlier than.
Matilda the kangaroo served as a mascot for the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Video games whereas Borobi the koala did the honours throughout the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Video games.