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The Future Host Summer Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has identified Brisbane as the “Preferred City Candidate” for hosting the 2032 Summer Olympics This decision was unanimously approved by the board of the IOC

“The commission based on this decision will have more detailed discussions with the Brisbane 2032 Committee and the Australian Olympic Committee on their potential to host the 2032 Olympics”

The IOC will now convert the discussions into a targeted dialogue, followed by final negotiations with the city, which will then be elected at a future IOC meeting, which is expected to be next year

If these discussions are mutually beneficial and Brisbane meets the requirements, it will be designated the host city and Brisbane will be the third Australian city to host the Summer Games after Melbourne (1956) and Sydney (2000)

Chair of the Future Host Summer Commission, Kristin Kloster Aasen, said Brisbane and Australia were chosen because of their past over other cities that had shown interest – such as Doha, Budapest, Istanbul, Jakarta, New Delhi and St Petersburg experience in hosting sporting events at a high level

“The reason we recommend the Brisbane Project is because it is a very advanced project and there are a number of criteria that really suit us,” said Ms. Aasen

“The high level of expertise in hosting major international sporting events, the favorable climate conditions in July and August

“The existing and planned transport infrastructure and experience in traffic management that can adequately meet the requirements of the Olympic Games and were successfully implemented for the 2018 Commonwealth Games

When asked why Australians just shouldn’t celebrate right away, Ms. Aasen said Brisbane still has a few more hoops to jump through

“It takes the Australian project into a dialogue and [then it is] dependent on the outcome and the recommendation we might give to the board to propose Brisbane,” she said

“It’s not a closed deal if you know what I mean, but it’s a promise made today regarding clarification”

If Brisbane is finally approved of full IOC membership, it would limit the second unconventional bidding process for the Summer Games in a row

In 2017, Paris and Los Angeles received the 2024 and 2024 issues, respectively 2028 at the same time as the IOC changed its rules during the competition to allow for double awards

The IOC created panels for each of the Summer and Winter Games in order to enter into an ongoing dialogue with possible candidates and even to address bidders

John Coates, chief of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) who is also vice chairman of the IOC, apologized when the Future Host Summer Commission released its report and the IOC video streamed its announcement to the world’s media. p>

“[The decision] corresponds to the rules that were unanimously passed in 2019,” said Bach

If Brisbane is the host city, it will be the third Australian city to host the Summer Games after Melbourne and Sydney

Australia finished third on the Melbourne medal list – higher than any other Summer Games – as 314 athletes tied 13 gold, eight silver and 14 bronze medals for a then record of 35 for the national team

In Sydney 2000, Australia sent 630 athletes to collect a record of 58 medals

Our athletes collected 16 gold, 25 silver and 17 bronzes and took fourth place on the medal table

There were a number of special moments from the Sydney Games that live on in the nation’s modern Olympic folklore

Cathy Freeman lit the torch and won the women’s 400m final against Jamaican Lorraine Graham and Briton Katharine Merry The long-time rival, the French Marie-Jose Perec, withdrew from the race

Australia’s swimmers were dynamite in the Sydney pool Grant Hackett, Ian Thorpe and Susie O’Neill all won individual gold, while the men’s freestyle teams of 4 x 200 and 4 x 100 also smashed clocks and metaphorical “guitars” against their fierce American rivals

While they were going fast, one of the feel-good stories of the Sydney Games wasn’t when Eric ‘The Eel’ Moussambani swam his way into the hearts of the Australian public

The man from Equatorial Guinea fought but managed to finish his 100m freestyle run in the extremely slow time of 1:5272, more than a full minute slower than the heat swim of eventual gold medalist Pieter van den Hoogenband from the Netherlands

Lauren Burns won a surprise gold for Australia in taekwondo, and many Australians took silver home with them, with long jumper Jai Taurima and pole vaulter Tatiana Grigorieva doing great

Many Australian athletes engraved their names on the sporting fabric of that nation at the 1956 Melbourne Games

The golden girls Shirley Strickland, Betty Cuthbert, Norma Croker and Fleur Wenham were the 4x100m relay team that won the gold medal

Strickland also won gold in the 80m hurdles and Cuthbert also won the sprint doubles in the 100 and 200m women

Murray Rose won two gold medals in the pool, winning both the 400m and 1500m freestyle, while a young Dawn Fraser in the pool won the first of three consecutive gold medals in the 100m Women’s freestyle won

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