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Brisbane has taken a giant step towards hosting the 2032 Olympics after being selected as the IOC’s preferred partner to host the event

Australian Olympic gold medalist John Coates says Brisbane’s bid to host the 2032 Olympics is all but complete after he was granted exclusive negotiating rights

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are expected to return to Australia after Brisbane and the state of Queensland were named the event’s preferred bidder by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at an Executive Committee meeting

Numerous other cities, including Budapest, Istanbul and Doha, had previously expressed an interest in hosting the 2032 Games

But the Australian offer has long been a favorite and is now the only candidate in a new decision-making system designed to prevent cities from gaining the rights that waste money on their offers

Brisbane now needs to go through some paperwork before the IOC makes an announcement for the host city, possibly before Tokyo’s rescheduled games begin in July

“It’s been a long night but a very mature decision by the IOC, “said Coates, who stepped out of the virtual meeting for more than two hours while the Brisbane offer was discussed early Thursday morning

“There will be a vote and we have to get 50 percent plus one – I’ll be able to get those numbers””

Brisbane would be the third Australian city to host the Games after successful negotiations after Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000

Coates, who is also the IOC vice president, said the Olympics would cost Queensland essentially nothing to host

The IOC is pledging at least $ 2.5 billion to cover the operation of the Games, with additional costs being met through sponsorship and ticket sales

IOC President Thomas Bach said Brisbane “is proposing sustainable games in line with the region’s long-term strategy, using primarily existing and temporary venues”

Approximately 90 percent of the proposed venues fall into these categories 10 percent of new or improved venues are expected to coincide with Queensland’s growth over the next 11 years

A Brisbane Olympic Stadium with a capacity of 50000 for ceremonies and athletics as well as a Brisbane Indoor Sports Center at 15000 seats for basketball and a Brisbane arena with 15000 seats for swimming and water polo are the three most important new stadiums proposed in the preliminary planning

These sports could, however, take place in existing venues, with the organizers being aware of the need to avoid the “white elephants” seen in previous Olympic cities in Brazil and Greece

A February report predicted the Southeast Queensland offer would bring the state $ 36 billion in profit

Bach said the decision to make Brisbane the preferred partner was “not a decision against anyone”

“Australia and Oceania’s commitment to Olympic sport has grown significantly since the fantastic Sydney Olympics in 2000,” he said

“We decided to take the opportunity to take our return discussions 32 years later to the next level”

The Japanese government has privately come to the conclusion that the Tokyo Olympics must be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Times reported, citing an unnamed high-ranking member of the ruling coalition

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Source: https://www.theroar.com.au/2021/02/25/brisbane-olympics-as-good-as-a-done-deal-coates/