The International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board has announced that it will recommend the Brisbane proposal to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games to a full members vote on 20-21 July 2021, ahead of the start of the Tokyo games.
John Coates, AOC President outlines that the 2032 Brisbane proposition now faces final scrutiny from the IOC Members in July prior to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
“Since being awarded Targeted Dialogue status, we have seen many months of hard work and cooperation between three levels of government, to get Brisbane 2032 before the IOC Members who make the ultimate decision next month”.
“Frankly, the due diligence undertaken by the IOC’s Future Host Commission far exceeds that to which we were subject with our candidacy for Sydney 2000″.
“But it is the Members we have to convince of the merits of our ambition to host the Summer Olympic Games for the third time. We have our date with destiny”.
“Since entering the Targeted Dialogue phase in February this year, we have presented the IOC’s Future Host Commission with detailed responses to their Questionnaire and held forums where we have addressed the issues, they have raised in relation to the Brisbane proposition”.
“We also presented to the current 33 International Federations of sports and disciplines on the Olympic program under their Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) umbrella,” Mr Coates said.
The documents released outline the venues that had been previously withheld. The masterplan outlines zones that provide venues for certain events within Queensland SEQ as well as Toowoomba, Townsville and Cairns.
The Preliminary economic, social and environment analysis report. prepared by KPMG indicates that $8.1 billion for Queensland, and $17.61 billion for Australia will be delivered in total benefits.
Mr Coates continued, outlining that Australia is a sports-loving nation with an excellent track record in delivering major international events.
“Importantly, the Brisbane proposal is fully compliant with the IOC’s New Norm agenda to make hosting the Olympic Games affordable and to deliver long lasting value to the communities which host them”.
“Events would be hosted in facilities already existing, planned or upgraded. These planned and upgraded facilities will deliver long-lasting value to Queensland’s sporting and community legacy and will be in use before the Games”.
“Most importantly for Queensland and Australia, the Games will super-charge the sporting environment which is so critical for the health and wellbeing of future generations.”
“As we emerge from the economic setbacks of the COVID period, this is exactly the panacea Queensland and Australia needs. Economically, socially and for the health and wellbeing of the state and beyond.
“As the National Olympic Committee responsible for submitting the candidature, the AOC is excited about the potential for a Brisbane 2032 Games to inspire participation in sport for a generation of children, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders,” Mr Coates concluded.
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