SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia owed feeble Contemporary South Wales Premier John Fahey, who has died extinct 75, an “spacious debt of gratitude” for bringing the Summer season Video games to Sydney in 2000, important Olympics administrator John Coates acknowledged.
Fahey became as soon as NSW Premier from 1992-95 and oversaw the winning expose in 1993 sooner than he moved into federal politics in 1996.
“His drive and commitment became as soon as fully needed in Sydney winning the expose,” Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President Coates acknowledged in a assertion on Saturday. “Australia owes him an spacious debt of gratitude for that alone.”
Coates later told journalists that he remembers Fahey’s fervent jump for pleasure when Sydney were awarded the Video games at an World Olympic Committee assembly in Monte Carlo.
“It showed the total pent up dread we all had, and it objective all came out,” Coates acknowledged.
“He became as soon as so very ok with being the chief of that expose.”
The Sydney Video games were thought to be one amongst the most winning of the stylish technology and the AOC are on the level of commemorate the 20th anniversary of their opening next week.
“It is terribly sad to think he can not tag that milestone with us,” Coates added.
Fahey additionally served as President of the World Anti-Doping Agency from 2008-2013.
Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Modifying by Kim Coghill