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Sports Olympic chief, leader in spat after Brisbane gets 2032 nod

09:26  22 july  2021
09:26  22 july  2021 Source:   msn.com

Brisbane 2032: IOC confirms Brisbane as host of 2032 Summer Olympics, Paralympic Games

  Brisbane 2032: IOC confirms Brisbane as host of 2032 Summer Olympics, Paralympic Games Australia will become just the fourth country to have hosted the Summer Olympic Games three or more times. Melbourne hosted the 1956 Games and Sydney was the host of the 2000 Games. The announcement was made at the 138th IOC Session in Tokyo ahead of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, which officially begin Friday. In February, it was confirmed that Brisbane was the IOC's preferred bid for the 2032 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. This began targeted dialogue between the IOC executive and the Brisbane 2032 bid to thoroughly examine the proposed plan for the Games.

The 2032 Summer Olympics , officially known as the Games of the XXXV Olympiad, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event. The winning bid is scheduled to be selected between 2021

Brisbane got the nod to host the 2032 summer Olympics from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday. In an eleven-minute video recorded in his office, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told the IOC, "We know what it takes to deliver a successful Games in Australia." Brisbane now has eleven years to prepare venues across Queensland, including the Gold Coast, which hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

BRISBANE, Australia — Australia’s highest-ranking Olympic official and the current premier of the state of Queensland where the 2032 Summer Games will be held have put an early test to the old adage that sports and politics don’t mix.

a group of people posing for the camera © Provided by The Canadian Press

Hours after Brisbane was given the hosting rights for the Games 11 years down the track following an International Olympic Committee vote in Tokyo on Wednesday, Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates had a public disagreement with Queensland state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

The issue at the late night news conference in Tokyo? Whether Palaszczuk and other members of the city’s delegation, including the Brisbane mayor and a federal sports minister, should attend the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.

Olympic Summer Games 2032 in Brisbane

 Olympic Summer Games 2032 in Brisbane IOC creates early Clarity © Imago Images / Itar-TASS The Olympic Rings Lights 2032 in Brisbane. Brisbane is hosting the Olympic Games 2032. The metropolis in the Australian state of Queensland received on Wednesday from the 138th session of the International Olympic Committee in Tokyo the contract for the summer games in eleven years. Brisbane was declared a "preferred candidate" as part of a new procurement procedure from the IOC and was the only candidate for the XXXV games.

Brisbane announced as the host of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Pauline Hanson and other QLD MPs have expressed their fury at the win. Leaders hope that Games will see Brisbane put on the global map in the same way Sydney was after the Harbour City's world-renowned effort in 2000. But some MPs within the state, including Ms Hanson, have rejected the news and say money that's needed for roads, schools and hospitals will instead be pumped into preparations for the Games.

Brisbane elected 2032 hosts. Queensland Tourism Industry Council chief executive, Daniel Gschwind, hopes that the Games can act as a 'beacon of hope' for the country. “This could not come at a better time for us,” he said . “We are weighed down by worries about our current situation, how are we going to get out IOC President, Thomas Bach, believes that "the Brisbane 2032 vision and Games plan fit into long-term regional and national strategies for social and economic development in Queensland and Australia, and complement the goals for the Olympic Movement outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020

Palaszczuk indicated she’d be staying in her hotel room.

That didn’t sit well with Coates, a powerful vice-president for the IOC and one of the driving forces behind Brisbane having received the hosting rights so soon without any real competition.

“You are going to the opening ceremony,” Coates told Palaszczuk rather pointedly. “There will be an opening and a closing ceremony in 2032 and all of you, everyone there, has got to understand the traditional parts of that, what’s involved in an opening ceremony.

“None of you are staying home and going to be sitting in your room.”

The premier did not respond to Coates’ suggestion and declined to say why she would not attend the ceremony -- “I don’t want to offend anybody, so . . ." She had told critics of her trip to Tokyo that she was only attending the IOC meeting to make a final pitch for the Games and wouldn't attend other functions.

The Summer Olympics 2032 will take place in Brisbane (which was the only candidate city)

 The Summer Olympics 2032 will take place in Brisbane (which was the only candidate city) © Copyright 2021, Obs while the Tokyo Olympic Games will open Friday, July 23 in a Concerning Health Concern, With strict rules for athletes and their supervision, Brisbane won this Wednesday, July 21, the organization of the summer Olympics of 2032. It is without suspense that the Australian city, alone in the running after being designated as " Preferred host "by the IOC on February 24, was elected by IOC members gathered in the Japanese capital of two days from the opening ceremony.

Brisbane was picked Wednesday to host the 2032 Olympics , the inevitable winner of a one-city race steered by the IOC to avoid rival bids. The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics . “We know what it takes to deliver a successful Games in Australia,” Prime The victory led to a fireworks display in Brisbane that was broadcast to IOC members in their five-star hotel in Tokyo. Brisbane follows 2028 host Los Angeles in getting 11 years to prepare for hosting the Games. Paris will host in 2024. The 2032 deal looked done months before the formal decision at the

After six years of planning by Queensland authorities, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegates backed the river city to host the Games, with 72 votes to five. Not bad for a city of just 2.56 million people. Brisbane is actually the smallest city, by population, to host an Olympic Games, since Helsinki in 1952. IOC president Thomas Bach said it was the Australians' passion and love for sport that really brought the bid over the edge. Brisbane building lit up with BNE 2032 for the Olympics announcement.

After Palaszczuk was asked why it would be more beneficial to sit in her Tokyo hotel room instead of travelling only a relatively short distance to the National Stadium for the ceremony, she didn’t respond.

Coates did on her behalf.

“You’ve never been to an opening ceremony,” he said to Palaszczuk. “You don’t know the protocols and I think it’s a very important lesson for everyone here — opening ceremonies cost in the order of $75 million to $100 million. My very strong recommendation is the premier and the Lord Mayor and the minister be there and understand it.”

Tom Heenan, a Monash University lecturer in Melbourne who specializes in the politics behind the Olympics, said those kinds of comments from an Olympic official “never fail to surprise me."

“The IOC sets the stage, they are all powerful and have no problem dictating terms to political leaders," Heenan said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “The fact that the head of the AOC said that he or she should attend is another indication of Olympic autocracy."

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Breaking: brisbane to host 2032 olympic games. Australia will host the Olympics for the third time in 2032 . Brisbane will host the games following a vote of International Olympic Committee member nations in Tokyo. The bid has predicted the Games will bring bn in economic benefit. Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said: "We pledge to create a successful model under your new host city strategy by showcasing a cost-neutral, climate positive, safe and enthralling experience for the whole world."

Brisbane has been officially announced as host of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032 .

Heenan said it's the same reason why the Tokyo Olympics are going ahead despite record new cases of COVID-19 in Japan.

“They push aside public opinion in the middle of a pandemic," Heenan said. “It's only up to the IOC to cancel. All power rides with them."

Later Thursday, Coates issued a statement saying that his comments “have been completely misinterpreted by people who weren’t in the room." And suggesting that Palaszczuk will be attending the opening ceremony on Friday.

“Absolutely I believe the premier should come to the opening ceremony and she has accepted," Coates said. “The premier and I have a long-standing and very successful relationship. We both know the spirit of my remarks and I have no indication that she was offended in any way."

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Dennis Passa, The Associated Press

SKorea removes banners at Olympic village after IOC ruling .
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Olympic committee said Saturday it has removed banners at the Olympic athletes’ village in Tokyo that referred to a 16th-century war between Korea and Japan after the International Olympic Committee ruled it was provocative. In agreeing to take down the banners, the South Koreans said they received a promise from the IOC that the displaying of the Japanese “rising sun” flag will be banned at stadiums and other Olympic venues. The flag, portraying a red sun with 16 rays extending outward, is resented by many people in South Korea and other parts of Asia who see it as a symbol of Japan’s wartime past.

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