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Brisbane chooses to host the 2032 Olympics without rival bidding – Morning Journal

Graham Dunbar

Tokyo — Brisbane was chosen to host the 2032 Olympics on Wednesday. This is the inevitable winner of the IOC-run one-city race to avoid rival bids.

The tournament will return to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne was held in 1956.

“I know what it takes to make a game successful in Australia,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told members of the International Olympic Committee in an 11-minute live video link from his office.

Later, when the award was confirmed and Brisbane won 72-5 votes, Morrison raised his arms into the air and gave up his two thumbs.

The victory led to a fireworks display in Brisbane, which was broadcast to IOC members at a five-star hotel in Tokyo.

Brisbane spent 11 years preparing for the Games, following the host country of 2028, Los Angeles. Paris will be held in 2024.

The 2032 deal appeared to have taken place months before the official decision at the IOC meeting held prior to the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

The IOC gave Brisbane exclusive bargaining rights in February. The decision made Qatar, Hungary and German Olympic officials look blind to their own deadlocked bidding plans.

The results were expected, but a high-level Australian delegation went to Tokyo in the COVID-19 pandemic to present speeches, movies and promises on stage.

Brisbane has called on Mayor Adrian Schrinner, Queensland has called on Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek, and the Australian Federal Government has called on Minister of Sport Richard Colbeck to voters in the Olympics.

They were joined by John Coates, a longtime official of the Australian Olympics. John Coates, vice president of the IOC, who shaped the fasttrack selection process two years ago, rewarded Brisbane’s bid.

The first form was designed to reduce campaign costs, give the IOC more control over dealing with priority candidates, and eliminate the risk of voting purchases.

The project was described by the IOC as “a passion-driven, athlete-centric offer from a sports-loving country.” The event will take place throughout Queensland, including the Gold Coast, which hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Brisbane’s famous cricket stadium, known as the Gabber, has been upgraded and has the potential to host sports at competitions. Cricket was once played at the 1900 Paris Olympics.

Starting with Paris in 2024, the host countries for the next three Summer Olympics are now secured in wealthy and traditional Olympic countries, and the trio will not face a vote.

The IOC and its pragmatic chairman, Thomas Bach, have abandoned the traditional bidding campaign template and hosted a vote to blockade priority cities with minimal risk.

Paris and LA were competing for 2024 until Bach and Coates supervised the unprecedented double award four years ago, including the rights to 2028.

Future organizers will provide stability to the IOC stabbed by the two previous Summer Olympic Contests contaminated by voting purchase claims when multiple cities participated in the vote.

The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics are still under investigation by French prosecutors. They subsequently involved officials who lost their position in the IOC family as active or honorary members.

Following the often problematic Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in February, a low-risk future will invite the IOC to scrutinize China’s human rights records.

Major partners are also secured until 2032. The IOC’s signature broadcast contracts with NBC and leading sponsors Coca-Cola, Visa and Omega will be bound for the next 10 years.

Brisbane has established itself as a new kind of project only in the major cities hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics from Beijing to Los Angeles.

“We want to show the world that medium-sized cities and regions can host competitions without financial pain and deadlines,” Parashek told voters.

Brisbane said 84% of stadiums and event venues have already been set up to meet the IOC’s modern demand for avoiding overspending and potential white elephant projects.

According to Brisbane officials, a new swimming stadium is planned and billions of dollars will be spent on transportation projects in time for the Olympics, not for the Olympics.

Brisbane chooses to host the 2032 Olympics without rival bidding – Morning Journal

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