Terrence Burns has worked on five successful Olympic Games bids, and has been appointed to the Board of Rumbletown ©Terrence Burns/LinkedIn

Sports marketer Terrence Burns has been appointed to the Board of Queensland-based strategic creative agency Rumbletown to assist with its build-up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympics and Paralympics.

Burns is credited with working on five successful bids for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, Pyeongchang 2018 and Los Angeles 2028.

He also worked with golf and wrestling to ensure both feature on the Olympic programme.

Moreover, Burns has assisted Russia and the United States on bids to hold the FIFA World Cup.

Russia held the tournament in 2018, while the US is set to co-host with Canada and Mexico in 2026.

Earlier in his career, Burns served as senior vice-president of Meridian Management SA, which served as the International Olympic Committee's in-house marketing and sponsorship agency, from 1996 until 2001.

Burns' role with Rumbletown is set to include providing advice and assistance to the Rumbletown group.

Burns believes that Brisbane 2032 provides "an opportunity like no other" for the city and the state of Queensland.

Brisbane is set to stage the Olympics and Paralympics in 10 years' time ©Getty Images
Brisbane is set to stage the Olympics and Paralympics in 10 years' time ©Getty Images

"Being part of the Rumbletown team has only reaffirmed my love for Australia and Australians," Burns said, as reported by AdNews.

"The Games are a generational opportunity for every host city and it's imperative that the voice of that city is an authentic one.

"On our first project together, Rumbletown has brought together an incredible team of artists and storytellers, representing local, international and First Nations perspectives.

"I'm on tap to bring the team my decades of knowledge and experience in all aspects of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"The Olympic and Paralympic Games are not just about sport.

"They are about universal values such as hope, optimism, friendship and fair play, embodied in sport, and in each of us.

"The challenge for Brisbane 2032 is to embrace the Olympic brand's 3,000-year-old history and imbue it with the modernity of Brisbane and Queensland’s own voice, own values and own soul."

Brisbane is set to become the third Australian city to host the Olympic Games in 2032 and the second to stage the Paralympics.