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The 2032 Summer Olympics , officially known as the Games of the XXXV Olympiad, are a forthcoming international multi-sport event. The winning bid is scheduled to be selected in 2021 due the bidding
"Just like in Sydney (which hosted the 2000 Olympics ), a Queensland Olympics , led by Brisbane , would With the next two Olympics in Europe and North America, the 2032 showpiece is expected to take During his recent visit to Australia, Bach said it was encouraging to see the interest given that
The mastermind of the Sydney 2000 bid believes the 2032 Games will be Brisbane's to lose unless rival nations front up with a deeply compelling case to stage the 35th Olympics.
A little more than three decades after Sydney reignited the Olympic movement, Australia stands on the verge of hosting another instalment after Brisbane confirmed it would make a formal bid for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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Athens, Greece (1896)
Paris, France (1900)
St. Louis, US (1904)
London, England (1908)
Stockholm, Sweden (1912)
Antwerp, Belgium (1920)
Paris, France (1924)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (1928)
Los Angeles, US (1932)
Berlin, Germany (1936)
London, England (1948)
Helskini, Finland (1952)
Melbourne, Australia (1956)
Stockholm, Sweden (1956) (Equestrian Games)
Rome, Italy (1960)
Tokyo, Japan (1964)
Mexico City, Mexico (1968)
Munich, West Germany (1972)
Montreal, Canada (1976)
Moscow, Soviet Union (1980)
Los Angeles, US (1984)
Seoul, South Korea (1988)
Barcelona, Spain (1992)
Atlanta, US (1996)
Sydney, Australia (2000)
Athens, Greece (2004)
Beijing, China (2008)
London, England (2012)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016)
The Olympics would be staged in the Australian winter from July 23 to August 8, with the Paralympic Games next on the calendar. The event would attract around 11,000 athletes from around the globe.
Queensland to bid for the 2032 Olympic Games
Queensland is one step closer to making history, with state leaders moving to launch an official bid for the 2032 Olympic Games. © Provided by ABC Grandstand The Gabba was home to Adele's concerts in 2017. (ABC Radio Brisbane: Jessica Hinchliffe) State Cabinet signed off on the plan this morning. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the official bid would be launched if the Federal Government gave the final blessing."First of all it's [about] pride in our state — it tells the rest of the world we're firmly on the map — but also too [there would be] the legacy benefits it would give generations to come," she said.
Queensland will make an official bid to host the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement this afternoon that cabinet had " given the green light to go to the next level for an Olympics in Queensland in 2032 ". The government had been assessing
Palaszczuk said although the Olympic bid would primarily involve the southeast region of the state — the capital Brisbane and the nearby coastal cities of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, all of the state would need to benefit. The Gold Coast successfully hosted the Commonwealth Games last year.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Queensland would now progress to the next level of the new IOC bidding process for a Games centred in Brisbane but including other regions and the nearby Gold Coast.
A number of other countries are considering staking a claim, including a regional bid in Germany, one from India and Indonesia and the possibility of a joint bid from North and South Korea. But given the advanced nature of the Queensland bid, it has already been installed as favourite and represents a safe bet given Australia's track record of major events.
Rod McGeoch was the man at the vanguard of Sydney's bid for the 2000 Games and, in return, the Harbour City produced one of the great Olympics and helped add fresh zest into the multi-sport goliath.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thrown his support behind a potential bid by Queensland state to host the 2032 Olympics , saying the government "will be there every step of the way". The state capital Brisbane has been mulling whether it can justify the expense of hosting such.
The bid to bring the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Queensland has formally begun, with Queensland will want to do it even better than Sydney ." South East Queensland Council of Mayors chairman Ms Palaszczuk said the Queensland government supported bidding for the 2032 Games
He said the guidance of Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates, the former IOC vice-president who is also the chair of the Agenda 2020/New Norm Olympic Games Delivery Executive Steering Committee, was an immense boost for Brisbane's chances.
"Whenever you have John Coates, the prospects must be very good. Nobody knows more about it," McGeoch said.
"I have enormous respect for his judgment. (IOC president Thomas) Bach came out here and spoke warmly about it. There is no question the Queensland government can deliver the Games.
"States have significant economies and can afford the infrastructure spend. Australia is always going to have a strong technical bid. No question about that at all.
"You have to wait to see who else will put their hand up. If nobody seriously puts their hand up soon, Brisbane will walk it in."
The Queensland government had been waiting on the results of a value proposition assessment, which showed that around 80 per cent of the venues were in place, while current stadia like a revamped Gabba could be used for the opening and closing ceremonies.
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Brisbane 's lord mayor Adrian Schrinner believes the lingering memories of the successful Sydney Olympics in 2000 will convince Australians of the merit of a serious bid for the 2032 Games. The push for a regional hosting of the 2032 Olympics has gained fresh momentum, with prime minister Scott
The Premier had previously said that if the Olympics delivered more jobs, private investment and infrastructure, she was "all for it". In a statement issued on Monday morning, Ms Palaszczuk said experts had forecast 129,000 jobs and "whole-of-state benefits" if Queensland won the bid .
There is also the potential to put an athletics stadium in place at the current home of the Albion Park greyhounds and pacing track. The Gold Coast, which hosted a successful Commonwealth Games, and regional cities like Toowoomba and Cairns would also come into play for certain events.
No timeline has been set for a decision from the IOC but McGeoch said Brisbane's state of readiness would leave it with plenty of time to be Games-ready by 2032.
"What we've seen in recent times is the preparedness to make an early decision. In my time, the decision was given seven years before the Games. That makes it 2025. To get something into shape now for a 2032 bid is really preparing well in advance.
"Having given Paris and LA the Games of '24 and '28, it takes a lot of the agony out of the future of the Olympics if you can start giving cities Games well forward."
The Olympics have been a financial black hole for some host cities but a revamped bidding process, which requires a large number of existing venues and demonstrable legacy benefits, mean Brisbane could hope to deliver a cost-neutral event, which would also include a massive IOC injection of close to $2.5b.
"They are even giving them money," McGeoch said. "We never got a cheque, I can promise you.
"Don't blame the IOC for the expenditure of the past. That was cities thinking they had to build everything. The IOC is leading the charge and saying 'don't do that'.
"I think it is an improved process, I think it's more rigorous in some ways because you really have to convince them and that's no bad thing."
Ferguson lifts Thunder to 172 vs Heat .
A half-century by captain Callum Ferguson has lifted Sydney Thunder to 6-172 off their 20 overs in Tuesday's Big Bash League opener against Brisbane Heat. © Getty BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17: Callum Ferguson of the Thunder plays a shot during the Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and the Sydney Thunder at The Gabba on December 17, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images) Ferguson's knock was a timely one for the Thunder who slumped to 3-38 early in the innings.