Brisbane Nominated as Preferred Candidate City for 2032 Olympic Games
IOC shared the news of naming Brisbane as a preferred candidate city to host the 2032 Olympic Games
The IOC, International Olympic Committee, has nominated Brisbane as a preferred candidate city to host the 2032 Olympic Games. The Queensland Premier celebrated this good news as it will help the city bounce back and recover from the lasting impacts of COVID-19.
Thomas Bach, The President of IOC, shared the news of naming Brisbane as a preferred candidate city to host the 2032 Olympic Games via a Press Conference in Switzerland. He said, “We have unanimously, after a very intense discussion, approved this recommendation. Based on this decision, the commission will start more detailed discussions with the Brisbane 2032 committee and the Australian Olympic Committee about their potential to host the Olympic Games 2032.”
Kristin Kloster Aasen, who is the Chair of the Future Host Summer Commission, shared why Brisbane was given preference over other cities like Budapest, Jakarta, New Delhi, Doha, St Petersburg, and Istanbul. It was mentioned that Brisbane has a “high level of expertise” in hosting major international sports events. It also has a “favourable climate” in July and August.
Now, Brisbane would need to put its case forward to win the opportunity to host the 2032 Olympic Games. The negotiations need to be proven successful if things are to move forward. If it wins the bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games, Brisbane would be the third city in Australia that has won such a bid. The first was Melbourne that hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1956, and the second was Sydney that hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 2000.
As expected, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk appreciated the IOC’s decision to name Brisbane as a preferred city for the 2032 2032 Olympic Games. She said, “This is a game-changer … it will put Brisbane firmly on the world map. We want to include the regions as well. So, of course, with the football, we’ve been looking at having the matches, of course, up around the different regions. We have to now go down to the fine print and make sure that we’ve got all the funding lined up between all levels of government.”
If Brisbane wins the opportunity to host the 2032 Olympic Games, it has a lot of time to prepare. We are still waiting for the Japan Summer Olympic Games in 2021, Beijing Winter Olympic Games in 2022, Paris Summer Olympic Games in 2024, Milan-Cortina Winter Olympic Games in 2026 and Los Angeles Summer Olympics Games in 2028.
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