The first stage of this very long term campaign is to generate massive support for the Olympic Games to be staged in Sydney again. We need support from government, business, education, sport, clubs, societies and organisations, the media, and the public.
Whether you are a business, a club or other organisation, or an individual, please send us a message of support using the Contact Form. The writers of all properly submitted positive comments receive a personal thank you.
BUSINESS, CLUB, ETC
The Good Chemist, Chatswood Jason Lin, Owner
"If the Olympics are in Sydney again, it will help every business and be good for economic development."
Mashallah, Surry Hills Qamar Ali Shah, Owner
"I'd like to see the Olympics come back to Sydney. It will be good for business, good for tourism and good for Sydney."
Oriental Healthy, Redfern David Hoolihan, Owner
"I'm a sports lover, so I'd love to see the Olympics back in Sydney. It's good for business. It's good for workers. It caused a massive economic boost in 2000."
The Orchard Tavern, Chatswood Maz, Manager
"I wasn't here in 2000 but I heard from my friends that it's huge for the economy, and it's gonna help every single business and everyone who works in Australia."
Ginza Sushi Shop, Chatswood Ben Lee, Owner
"I hope Sydney will get the Olympic Games again. I'd like to visit the Games."
New Millennium Images John Xiong, Managing Director
“Given the certainty that global geo-politics will be substantially different in 2040 as centre of business weight gradually shifts toward Asia, Sydney could be a global centre due to her geographic as well as cultural advantages. I do believe you would have great chance of successfully making it happen.”
Nikki Webster Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony
"i support the bid, the sydney 2000 olympics means the world to me i have so many incredible memories and was so proud to represent my country on a global scale and so proud to be an australian and i couldn't think of a better thing to support to bring the olympics back to sydney what an incredible opportunity that would be best of luck and you have my full support love always Nikki Webster"
Justin Smith 2UE Drive Show Host
"Why not?! A few years ago, the thought of bringing back the Games would have been met with exhausted looks. But the passion is back."
Tom Butler-Bowdon Author of 50 Success Classics
"I hope Sydney gets the Olympics again!"
Thomas Esposito Sydney
"Im supporting this all the way! Im passionate about the Sydney 2000 Games, as my father was a torchbearer. Keep spreading the word, I sure will!"
Mark Harding Bass Player, St Ives
"I'd love to see the Olympics back and share Sydney with the world."
Saori Ushijima Japanese Former Redfern Resident
"I am proud and excited that my home city Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Olympics. I enjoyed living in Sydney during the Beijing 2008 Olympics and I think the atmosphere in the city would be wonderful if the Olympics returned to Sydney."
Mark Berriman Vegetarian, Redfern
"Sydney is expanding at such a rate that we will virtually have a whole new city by 2040 and its infrastructure will easily accommodate all the requirements of a future Olympic Games."
Shayne Laitila Former Chatswood Resident
"I would love to see the Olympics come back to Sydney and have a reason to come back for a visit."
Matt Carter Hospital Worker, Chatswood
"I hope to see it come back in 2040. It'd be good for the people of Sydney."
Grant Garforth Skateboarder, Sydney
“I was 10 years old when the Olympic Torch was run up my street, I live on a steep hill and as a 10 year old the long strides, stamina and pace of the runner, along with the entourage and the flaming torch in hand was surreal. Every second person on my street was cooking up sausages on their barbecues, I felt a part of something huge! I didn't understand at the time that this combination of skill, dedication and athleticism was one of the few things in this world that can bring us together to appreciate everyone for having a good dig. I would love the Olympic Games to be hosted again in Australia so I could experience it with a full appreciation for it."
Grace Yau Health Consultant, Hornsby
"The Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony was magnificent. I'd like the younger generation to be able to have the same experience. Young Australians should concentrate on sports other than swimming and athletics, such as badminton and table tennis, etc, like the Asians do."
Wayne Chater Singer / Songwriter, Sydney
"The Olympic Games in Sydney in 2040 would be a beautiful opportunity for a whole new generation of Australians to see this beautiful city rise to the occasion and provide an unparalleled stage for the 'happy games'. The beautiful energy, positive morale and the meaningful human connections created by this truly global event would be invaluable to the visitors and residents of this magnificent city. Sydney will leave a lasting impression in millions of hearts and minds...inspiring all as she always does."
Victor Guy Architect, St Leonards
"The thing I remember most about Sydney 2000 was the mood of co-operation in the community that it created. If it'll bring that back, then bring it on."
Michelle Chang Rat Lover, Roseville
"I was too young to enjoy the Sydney 2000 Olympics and I would like to see it as an adult."
Matt Dog Lover, Hornsby
"It would be great for the economy and it would clean up the city."
Ryan Irlam Skateboarder, Seven Hills
"I was at Stadium Australia when Cathy Freeman won gold in the 400m in 2000, and it still gives me chills thinking about it. I want to see another Australian milestone moment like that. Nothing beats that feeling."
Kira Zeng Basketball Player, Rhodes
"I would be really glad if the Olympics came back to Sydney. That's my dream. And I wish Australia will succeed with this campaign."
Veronica Andrus Artistic Glass Blower, Drummoyne
"I'd like to see everyone in Sydney and Australia support the return of the Olympics to Sydney."
David Johnson Security Guard, Chatswood
"It's great for business and for the people. It'll get them united together."
Emily Student, Ravenswood School
"The Olympics would be an exciting event. It would be great to have them back."
Brittney Student, Ravenswood School
"It'd be cool and good for publicity :)"
Ashley Student, Ravenswood School
"We were only a few months old when the Olympic Games were in Australia, so we didn't really get to experience it. It would be nice if we could."
Bruce & Boo Boo (his dog) Homeless Aborigine, Sydney
"I'd like to see the Olympics come back to expose more people to Aboriginal culture."
Laura Gifford Singer, Sydney
"I think it would be fantastic for the economy. It would add colour and culture to our city, and it would showcase these things to the world."
Mohit Nathani Grade Cricket Player, Sydney
"Sydney has been my home for three and a half years, and I'd like to see the Olympics come back. If they did it once, I'm sure they can do it again."
Alexander Smith GamesBids Member, Louisiana, USA
"The Sydney 2000 Games were my favorite out of the more modern Games. When I learned of your intentions to bring the Games back to Sydney I was very excited. As an Olympic fan and member of GamesBids I have discussed the topic of an Australian Games numerous times and the only two plausible cities at this point include Brisbane or Sydney. I of course favor Sydney."
Alex Greenwich State MP for Sydney
“I support community debate about the costs and benefits of Sydney bidding to host a second Olympics in 2040. Sydneysiders fondly remember the 2000 Olympics as a special time for our city, and I understand that many would want future generations to have a similar experience.”