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Brisbane tipped to be awarded 2032 Olympics

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By Holly ROBERTSON

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And the curse continues.

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Take a pass, Australia. Tokyo has huge buyer’s remorse.

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residents of Brisbane have greeted the news with enthusiasm.

Man, I've never been to Brisbane before but are the people there really that naive?

Seriously, Brisbane residents, you have no idea what you are signing yourselves up for.

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"awarded".... dear oh dear!

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Don't do it you mugs!

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The Olympics should be permanently relocated to Athens, where they originated. This travelling circus about politicians showing off their power is ridiculous.

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Awarded ? Don't you mean Burdened ?

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Caveat emptor.

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It says it all that there are NO other contenders who actually want this nonsense.

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Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, who also is in Tokyo to make a final pitch to the IOC, said Wednesday's vote marked a "crucial turning point in the city's history".

No need for a pitch...IOC will award the games to Brissie since there is no other city foolish enough to really want this money pit. Adrian and Anastasia should back out while they still can...alas money and politics.

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Why would ANYONE want to host the Olympics now is beyond me.

Will they still be under hard lockdown?

Do you think Bach cares?

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Check the contracts, double check the terms and conditions, and triple check the list of 7,000 pages of special requests that will be ordered, such as Coca Cola in every fridge, alcoholic drinks at every meal opportunity, increased rotation of buffet meals for extra choice, staff being required to smile, VIP traffic lane for IOC family, meeting with PM, etc..

Oslo's rejection for 2022 is visible for all on the www.

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Will they still be under hard lockdown?

I guess they could always run it to empty venues, Japan style!

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Hi from Brisbane. We dont want it, nobody is looking forward to and there was a petition that got 150,000 signatures for the politicians in charge to NOT visit Japan. Its politics- an unpopular party in charge trying to keep in charge knowing they wont be blamed when the Olympics costs a fortune, as they will all have moved on to cushy jobs in the private sector.

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Lobbying is the key to get the games.

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As Ben noted, a lot of people in Brisbane and surrounding areas do now want it.

Sure it is a great place for a summer Olympics in ‘winter’ (as I am from the Sunshine Coast which will also have a lot of events and training camps) but the crap that comes with the Olympics for a 2 week party that is NOT for the people paying it… too high.

I love being there each August, pre-pandemic, not to hot to do all the sports I love and warm enough to swim, surf and dive… perfect sports place. Wrong place for the Olympics.

If Queensland spent 4.5 billion AUS on promotion between now and 2032… EVERY single person on the planet would know where it it. Geez… they could fund 45 Netflix movies and TV series totally about QLD…. Or a few thousand documentaries and so on.

What a waste of my parents’ and my families tax payer money. Just as my 21 years of paying tax in Japan is wasted on the Olympics this year.

Send the Olympics back to Greece, and make the IOC pay for them all! Lock in a 100 year deal. Let Greece make a profit.

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'Dialog-based bid system' .. Don't you just love corporate double speak! Meeting were held, deals were fleshed out... Besides, Brisbane was declared 'Preferred candidate city' back in Feburary anyway.

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Chico3;

”I’m sure their Prime Minister is more organised”

Actually, no, he isn’t. He’s a wish-washy, inept, responsibility-avoiding apparatchik. Sound like anyone you know? Fortunately, he’s extremely unlikely to still be in power in 2032.

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The money wasted on the failed bid for 1992 should have been a hint never to go there again. Some people need to learn the hard way clearly.

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Let the countries like India or North Korea try it at least. Give them some chance to make an unique event.

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Make no mistake, this is all John Coates working behind the scenes sparing the IOC the embarrassment of no city bidding.

feel sorry for the people of Australia the vast majority of whom no doubt want no part of this sham.

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Will they still be under hard lockdown?

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Bad luck Brisbane!

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Yeah…….you guys might wanna pass on the offer.

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@Zaphod

The Olympics should be permanently relocated to Athens, where they originated. 

Greece is broke and will probably never host an Olympic game again.

The reason Greece went into financial crisis was because of debt from 2004 Olympics.

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Tokyo ended up costing 30 billion plus, Brisbane. Don't believe for a minute you'll get it done for less than 5 billion. You're the only candidate for god's sake, so why even bother lying?

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Brisbane is all but guaranteed to take a swig from the poisoned chalice because nobody else wants it. All at taxpayers' expense while the IOC rolls around in piles of other people's money like cartoonish supervillains.

Palaschuk jumped the queue for her jab so she could fly off at taxpayers' expense with a handful of other gravy-trainers to secure an even hardly anyone wants and nobody needs.

I could've saved QLD a lot of money in airfares and pricey accommodation, slapped together a 5 minute Powerpoint presentation and still won the 2032 games for Brisbane for the cost of a round-trip shinkansen fare to Tokyo and lunch at a Doutor. But it was never about that.

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ZaphodJuly 19  03:39 pm JST

The Olympics should be permanently relocated to Athens, where they originated. This travelling circus about politicians showing off their power is ridiculous.

That is a good idea. Another option would be for Greece to create their own version of the Olympics, and see if that catches on. Either way, their economy would be invigorated.

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The Olympics should be permanently relocated to Athens, where they originated.

Greece is broke and I don't see the refugee crisis abating.

It is the middle of winter here now so perfect weather for outdoor sports. 23-25 degrees every day very little rain if any at all.

This is a great selling point in the age of climate change. The summer games should be held in the southern hemisphere.

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The insurance Agreement MUST BE REVISED for the safety of everyone. In case of a pandemic or some catastrophic circumstance the games CAN BE CANCELED and still get reimbursed.

Otherwise it is too risky to be a host.

Unless they are willing to postpone the games not just by a year but until deemed possible without strain. And move all games forward like a domino effect.

After this game IOC must discuss this with the insurance companies.

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Congratulations Brisie! I'm actually looking forward to this one. I'm sure their Prime Minister is more organized. Hopefully, Bach won't be in charge at that time.

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Brisbane had a 3 week lockdown about 15 months ago. We have had no covid sickness or deaths since then. I am not sure if many people want the Olympics it has never really been discussed.

What we do have is a lot of great sports facilities. We could hold the games quite easily in a week's time if necessary. We are selling so much coal and iron ore for huge prices that money is no problem any way.

It is the middle of winter here now so perfect weather for outdoor sports. 23-25 degrees every day very little rain if any at all.

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Planning on visiting Greece next month. Will do an informal survey while I'm there.

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I've been to Brisbane. My impression was that, overall, the people were very civil, very educated, polite, very reasonable, and not to mention some of the most genuinely nicest people I've had the pleasure of being around. Not fair to call them naive because a few of you have a weird grudge against the Olympics.

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