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Sport Queensland Olympic bid gets pole position

08:41  24 february  2021
08:41  24 february  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

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Queensland is on the verge of being awarded exclusive negotiation rights to host the 2032 Olympic Games.

a sign on the side of a building: Queensland are the favourites to win the 2032 hosting rights for the Olympic Games. © EPA PHOTO Queensland are the favourites to win the 2032 hosting rights for the Olympic Games.

The expected move by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) effectively gifts overwhelming favouritism to the Queensland bid, centred on Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

The IOC's Future Host Summer Commission will present a report to an IOC executive at a meeting overnight Australian time.

"We are not privy to that presentation but look forward to any advice in due course," an Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) spokesman said on Wednesday.

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The IOC executive will then vote whether to accept the commission's proposal which is understood to favour awarding Queensland exclusive negotiation rights ahead of a formal host city announcement by 2024.

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

But Queensland's bid, which also covers the Paralympic Games, has long been considered favourite.

A report in February forecast the south-east Queensland bid would deliver a $36 billion windfall for the state.

The Value Proposition Assessment report predicted $20 billion in tourist spending plus $8.6b in increased export opportunities and some $7.4b in economic benefits.

Staging the Olympics would essentially cost Queensland nothing, with the IOC promising about $2.6b and further costs covered by sponsorships and ticket sales.

Queensland AFL great Ross Whyte relives grand final glory at the Gabba in Brisbane one last time .
From an ambulance stretcher bed in the middle of the Gabba Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland football legend Ross Whyte lovingly clasps his adult son's hand as they share a moment of glory from 44 years ago.From an ambulance stretcher bed in the middle of the Gabba Stadium today in Brisbane, he lovingly clasps his adult son's hand as they share a moment of glory from 44 years ago, writ large in sound and vision on the big screen.

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