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Australia Brisbane one step closer to hosting the 2032 Olympics

00:06  11 june  2021
00:06  11 june  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

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Brisbane is one step closer to hosting the 2032 Olympics after the city won approval from the International Olympic Committee's executive board.

The Queensland capital has been proposed as the preferred host by the IOC, due to its favourable climate conditions and previous experience in hosting international events.

IOC members will vote on whether to award the games to Brisbane on July 21.

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a group of people performing on stage in front of a crowd: The 2000 Sydney Olympic Games opening ceremony - the last Olympics to be held in Australia. © AP The 2000 Sydney Olympic Games opening ceremony - the last Olympics to be held in Australia.

If chosen, Brisbane will use 84 per cent of existing and temporary venues to host events.

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The remaining venues will be built.

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Brisbane City Council 2021-22 budget sees average rates increase of 3.75pc .
This means an average rise of $15.65 per quarter or $1.20 per week — the highest increase since 2016-17 and following a rates freeze last year during the pandemic. But Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the rise still kept Brisbane's rates among the lowest in south-east Queensland, describing it as a "modest increase".Cr Schrinner handed down a $3.6 billion budget this morning, emphasising the need for Brisbane to focus on infrastructure to handle its booming population and the possibility of hosting the 2032 Olympics.He said Brisbane's average rates bill went down 0.

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