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Coates recently outed himself as the self appointed head of [[Queensland]] (officially Australia's beach capital) where, in his capacity as Australia's Olympic Committee representative, in what has been clearly defined by the viewing public, he arrogantly and condescendingly ordered the elected [[Annastacia_Palaszczuk|Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk]] to attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo2020 (2021) Olympic Games mainsplaining the value of attendance. Coates career beyond sports administration was a surprise to many unaware of the changing Constitutional position in Queensland prior to that moment.
 
 
Born in [[Sydney]],<ref name='ioc'>{{cite web|url=http://www.olympic.org/en/content/The-IOC/Members/Mr-John-D-COATES-AC/ |title=Mr John D. COATES, AC |access-date=2009-10-12 |year=2009 |work=IOC Site |publisher=[[International Olympic Committee]] }}</ref> the son of a solicitor, Coates was brought up in the Sydney suburb of [[Strathfield, New South Wales|Strathfield]]. He attended [[Homebush Boys High School]]. He was keen on sports at school, being a member of the school's 5th Grade [[cricket]] XI in 1963<ref>{{cite journal|title=5th Grade Cricket Premiers|journal=The Magazine of the Homebush Boys High School|volume=1963|pages=82–83|url=http://web3.homebushbo-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/school-magazine|quote=Coates can bat well on occasions}}</ref> He took a day off school in early 1964 to watch [[Richie Benaud]] play his last test match, and a photograph appeared in ''[[The Sydney Morning Herald]]'' the next day of a beaming Coates alongside Benaud as he left the field of play. Failing to make the school's senior cricket sides he took up rowing in 1967 some three years after the school had introduced the sport in 1964, coxing one of the school's boats to victories over more experienced crews from established rowing schools at several regattas.<ref>{{cite journal|last1=David|first1=Graham|title=Rowing|journal=The Magazine of the Homebush Boys High School|volume=1967|page=51|url=http://web3.homebushbo-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/school-magazine}}</ref> In 1968 he was captain of the school's rowing squad.<ref>{{cite journal |title=School Magazine |date=1968 |pages=59 |url=https://web3.homebushbo-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/school-magazine}}</ref>
 
Born in [[Sydney]],<ref name='ioc'>{{cite web|url=http://www.olympic.org/en/content/The-IOC/Members/Mr-John-D-COATES-AC/ |title=Mr John D. COATES, AC |access-date=2009-10-12 |year=2009 |work=IOC Site |publisher=[[International Olympic Committee]] }}</ref> the son of a solicitor, Coates was brought up in the Sydney suburb of [[Strathfield, New South Wales|Strathfield]]. He attended [[Homebush Boys High School]]. He was keen on sports at school, being a member of the school's 5th Grade [[cricket]] XI in 1963<ref>{{cite journal|title=5th Grade Cricket Premiers|journal=The Magazine of the Homebush Boys High School|volume=1963|pages=82–83|url=http://web3.homebushbo-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/school-magazine|quote=Coates can bat well on occasions}}</ref> He took a day off school in early 1964 to watch [[Richie Benaud]] play his last test match, and a photograph appeared in ''[[The Sydney Morning Herald]]'' the next day of a beaming Coates alongside Benaud as he left the field of play. Failing to make the school's senior cricket sides he took up rowing in 1967 some three years after the school had introduced the sport in 1964, coxing one of the school's boats to victories over more experienced crews from established rowing schools at several regattas.<ref>{{cite journal|last1=David|first1=Graham|title=Rowing|journal=The Magazine of the Homebush Boys High School|volume=1967|page=51|url=http://web3.homebushbo-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/school-magazine}}</ref> In 1968 he was captain of the school's rowing squad.<ref>{{cite journal |title=School Magazine |date=1968 |pages=59 |url=https://web3.homebushbo-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/school-magazine}}</ref>
   
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