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Office of 2032 Games Engagement

Breaking barriers, building legacy.

Partner with us for this once-in-a-generation opportunity

Queensland is getting ready to welcome the world in 2032.

Ensuring an ongoing legacy will require government, industry, communities and universities from across Australia and internationally to work together.

For more than a century, UQ’s world-leading capabilities and facilities, backed by forward-thinking experts and global connections, have delivered for the public good.

The Office of 2032 Games Engagement (OGE) is our central coordination office for UQ's Olympic and Paralympic activity and partnerships. The OGE is led by Executive Director Professor Bruce Abernethy AM, Executive Manager Dr Sharon Hinton and Deputy Executive Director Professor John Cairney.

If you share our vision of a better future for all, partner with us so we can break barriers and build legacies together. 


UQ VC Deborah Terry with Bruce Abernethy and Catherine

Why partner with UQ

World top 50 university

#1 in Australia, #2 in the world for the sports-related subject area

450+ institutional partners across the globe

A globally connected university

325,000 global alumni network

Our alumni network spans the globe

Queensland's largest multi-sport precinct

A one-stop destination for sports infrastructure

Our impact

Read about our key sporting initiatives and the impact they're having.

The Queensland Centre for Olympic and Paralympic Studies
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The Queensland Centre for Olympic and Paralympic Studies

Established in 2000, the centre is focused on research that supports the Olympic movement.

Paralympic Centre of Excellence
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Paralympic Centre of Excellence

A Queensland Government and UQ commitment to a world-leading facility that helps people with a disability to access sport.

Paralympics Australia Official Partner
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Paralympics Australia Official Partner

Using our research and expertise to create more opportunities for people with disabilities to engage in sport and physical activity.

Youth Game Changers
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Youth Game Changers

A dedicated program for school students to engage and help build a lasting legacy around 2032.

Our experts

We're Queensland's largest and most comprehensive university. Our experts are leading the way with research and innovation that supports the Brisbane 2032 Games in breaking barriers and creating a sustainable legacy for the community. 

Our 4 key areas of focus are aligned with the Queensland Government's Brisbane 2032 Legacy Strategy, Elevate 2042.

Meet an expert

Professor John Cairney

Professor Cairney is a leading expert in physical activity, sport and child health. He conducts foundational research in youth sport participation, athlete mental health, and children's physical literacy. A consultant and scientific lead for Sport4Life, he also sits on the Psychology of Sport and Exercise editorial board.

In 2022, he led a Sport for Diplomacy consultancy in the Pacific, commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Read more about Professor Cairney
John Cairney

Our partners

UQ is proud to partner with the following organisations.


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