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Wednesday, 10 December 1986
Page: 3659

Senator MACKLIN —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes with regret the increasing politicisation of the Olympic Games;

(b) notes that the last 2 Olympic Games have been boycotted by a large number of nations, and that the capacity of the Olympic Games to improve relations and understanding among citizens of the world has thereby been seriously diminished;

(c) acknowledges that the key problem for the Olympics in this regard is the absence of a permanent politically neutral venue to hold the Olympics; and

(d) urges the Australian Government to work with the Greek Government to promote Athens, the site of the classic Olympics, as the permanent venue for all future Olympics from 1996-the 100th Anniversary of the revival of the modern Olympics.