Brisbane close to winning the bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

After being advanced to the final stage of the process by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) executive board, Brisbane is set to be confirmed as the host city for the 2032 Summer Olympics. The executive board reached a decision following a report by the Future Host Commission, which just completed a full examination of the Brisbane 2032 initiative. The IOC members might name Brisbane as the host city for the 2032 Olympics as early as next month. IOC members will vote on the plan at the 138th session of the Board of Governors in Tokyo on July 21st, just before the commencement of the 2020 Olympics on July 23.

IOC president Thomas Bach said, “Sport is seen by many governments around the world as essential to the long-term development of their countries and regions. The Brisbane 2032 Olympic project shows how forward-thinking leaders recognise the power of sport as a way to achieve lasting legacies for their communities.”

Using 84 percent of current and temporary venues is one of the primary components of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic program plan. The additional venues will be completed significantly ahead of schedule and regardless of the Games to fulfill the needs of the area’s rapidly rising population.

The organisers have received tremendous support from all three levels of government, the Australian populace, and the commercial sector, and have articulated a commitment to sustainable development and climatic conditions, and athlete-centric Games.

If Brisbane is confirmed as the host city for the 2032 Summer Olympics, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has promised that the government will cover half the cost. The federal government’s investment is likely to be in the billions of dollars, much beyond its $116 million commitment to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.The IOC says it will remain open to ‘exploratory, non-committal continuing engagement with stakeholders as part of its revamped, more focused and sharing information to future host venues.

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