The 2020 Olympic Games were the largest sporting event in Australia’s history, according the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and its chairman John Breen.
“This is the largest event in our history and this is the first time we’ve had two Olympics of the kind,” Mr Breen said on Monday.
“I’m sure we’ll see a lot more in the years to come.”
The IAAF and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were due to announce the results of the study in November.
The results showed the Olympics to have generated about $1 billion in revenue for the country and generated about 10,000 jobs.
But the IAAF said the figures were not fully transparent, because the government had yet to publish its own financials for the Olympics.
The IASF said it was now looking into what to do next, after a parliamentary inquiry heard that the IASFs’ report was not made public.
The parliamentary inquiry was chaired by Senator David Leyonhjelm, a Labor MP and former Olympic athlete.
Mr Leyonchamps said the IAF had not fully told Parliament what it had found.
He said the committee was still looking into the results.
“It’s very important that we have full transparency of the findings, including whether there was any breach of the public interest or the laws of the land, so that we can take a closer look at it,” he said.
Senator Leyonches inquiry will hear from the ICAF chief executive Peter Tjallingi, the IAC president Mike Schmitz and IAAF general secretary Tim Wigley.
The report will also consider whether there should be a separate body to oversee the Olympics, and whether the government should take steps to restrict the Olympics’ size.
The inquiry will also look at whether there could be more funding to improve the infrastructure around the Games, including more track and field venues.
Mr Bree said the report would be released in early November.
“The IAAF has not yet published its full report but we expect to be able to provide the IGA with some information on what we’ve found, and the details will be provided to Parliament shortly,” he told the ABC.
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