IOC president Thomas Bach Photo: OIS/IOC/AFP/File

Olympic chiefs propose Brisbane as host of 2032 Summer Games


Olympic chiefs have decided to propose the Australian city of Brisbane as host of the 2032 Summer Olympic Games at next month's International Olympic Committee session, IOC president Thomas Bach announced Thursday.

The IOC's 15-strong executive board approved the Queensland city as the single candidate for election.

The 102 IOC members will now vote on the proposal at the IOC session on July 21 in Tokyo ahead of this summer's Olympic Games in the Japanese capital.

"Now it's in the hands of the IOC members to vote on this proposal on July 21 in Tokyo," Bach said, refusing to speculate on a likely outcome of the vote.

"The unanimous decision by the IOC executive board is a credit to the years of work carried out by Brisbane 2032, the Australian Olympic Committee, and their partners, to test every aspect of the project," the IOC added.

The IOC had said in February that Brisbane was the preferred candidate to host the Games, adding it would enter "targeted dialogue" with the Australian bid organizers.

The awarding of the 2032 Olympics is the first to take place with a new election method adopted in June 2019 in an attempt to counter application fees and a lack of serious bids.

For the 2024 Games, Bach bemoaned the process had "produced too many losers", after Rome, Hamburg and Budapest all pulled out of the running.

In 2017, the IOC awarded the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles.

The IOC has since set up its "future host" commission.

Qatar has reiterated its desire to host the 2032 Games despite the IOC handing the preferred tag to Brisbane.

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BNE kawaiso!

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Wonder how many people have just googled where Brisbane is…

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Did someone in Queensland or Brisbane provide the traditional selection inducements to the bank accounts in Switzerland? Has there been an Olympics awarded in modern memory that did not involve large cash transfers to the members of the IOC and their families?

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So who wants the Olympics hot potato?

Given the fiasco with 2020/2021, and the fact that Japan seems to be held to ransom by IOC, which country in their right mind would actually want it?

Probably China or Russia again... they wouldn't take IOC crap...

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Why anyone would ever want to host the Olympics after the shenanigans this year is beyond me.

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Check this out

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84% of the facilities that Brisbane is going to use are already built and the rest were going to be built in the next 10 years anyway so no real cost for community in doing this. In fact we could easily hold the thing next month with zero fuss and fully sold out venues.

Is going to be huge fun and pretty much everyone here is behind it so please spare us your negativity.

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No. Brisbane has now first refusal status and other candidates can only be allowed in if Brisbane does not meet its IOC commitments. Which it already has.

Coates has already secured enough votes from the 102 members with the help of Bach and Coe. So, it is rubberstamping from here on.

this is a worthy of a dictatorial regime. The IOC members are as relevant as a communist party member. Meaning, not at all.

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More fool the Queensland and Australian governments. Surely the fact basically no other country wants this thing would set off alarm bells? Watch the costs run into tens of billions of taxpayers dollars.

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Disgusting. A coup by Coates and Bach with the hell of Coe.

A money grap

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Prospective cities would do themselves a favor and see what's playing out in Tokyo. The Olympics has lost its intended ideals and goals and is nothing more than a money making machine for the likes of Bach.

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Not that Anyone would really want the financial burden to host after viewing the IOC’s recent, relentless greed…

“The IOC's 15-strong executive board approved the Queensland city as the single candidate for election.” -

… but, does any other country still have a option to petition to host?

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No opinion but, does Australia even want this now, .,, or even in 10 years?

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