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  1. On 3/17/2022 at 3:44 PM, FYI said:

    From my understanding, Melbourne is one of the very few cities in the world that could host the Olympics on a dime, much like L.A. can, with it's ready-to-go venues

    the commonwealth games federation approached Melbourne and asked them to host 2026 (as there is currently no host) as they know Melbourne can do it with next to no notice and minimal spending. 


    having lived in melbourne until i was 19 and than moving to brisbane, if i could have the sports of melbourne (AFL, F1, Australian open, Boxing Day Test) and the weather of brisbane i'd be happy as larry

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  2. On 3/17/2022 at 10:42 AM, baron-pierreIV said:

    Maybe that's another impediment as to why the Olympics have bypassed Games hopeful Durban

    don't forget durban was stripped of the commonweath games after a trail of missed deadlines and financial problems, whereas you have Brisbane / gold coast who staged a sucessful comm games and a country who hosted, in the words of than IOC president Samaranch the best games ever,.  i don't see an african olympics in the next 30 years

  3. 22 hours ago, Victorian said:

    I am going to Queensland in a few weeks for the AFL. Will be going to Brisbane after the Gold Coast. I will review getting from Broadbeach/Surfers (main tourist area on the Gold Coast) to the Brisbane CBD near the Gabba.

    its quite easy (but involves some mode changes if going via PT - get the  G:link tram to helensvale, than the city train to roma st than the bus to the gabba, will be easier when CRR opens

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  4. i did my minor in my degree in marketing so ive been speaking to some mates who work in the field. one works for a billboard company and they are already getting enquiries about securing space during the games, whilst another works at another tourist attraction that has native animals (i will not name it) and they have had a massive influx of enquiries from film crews since it was announced the border was opening doing puff pieces on brisbane

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  5. 25 minutes ago, Gonzo said:

    The only issue would be Track & Field, would they rip up the MCG to install a track?

    they did for 2006. they had the boxing day test in December, than the ground closed whilst it was prepped for the comm games in March. it just ment the AFL had more reliance on other gorunds - i think Princess park was even called into action again

  6. 17 minutes ago, Sir Rols said:

    not a bad idea - i was a volunteer at 2006, but it is a bit concerning they are basically relying on the UK and Australia to alternate hosting.  i think realistically, this is the last roll before 2032 and Australia won't host before 2038 as the corporate dollar will not be there post 2032.


    they need to really diversify hosts - Jo'burg could be a good one and use it as a steeping stone to an olympic bid (worked for Brisbane), I'd love to see another NZ comm games and even one in the Caribbean. 

  7. 11 hours ago, AustralianFan said:

    SEQ road transport infrastructure not specifically designed for Brisbane 2032 but from which the Olympics will greatly benefit from

    thats been the majority of the projects we have and one of the reasons we are got the games. we have all this infrastructure going in anyway - Cross River Rail, Brisbane Metro, Coomera Connector, Brisbane Live, etc 


    I said this to my wife the other day - the legacy of the games is not the 2 weeks of sport. It's the infrastructure upgrades 

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  8. 4 hours ago, Victorian said:

    an example is Southport sharks who are hoping to be part of the games however I don’t know what sport they would host? 

    may not look at hosting but there are plenty of teams that will be looking for pre-games training venues

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  9. 16 hours ago, TorchbearerSydney said:

    As I have said before, Australia doesn't waste time once we win the Games! Having the Sydney experience so recently is going to be a huge help.

    as both a Rugby & Baseball fan, this makes me beyond happy. I hope the reds play at ballymore again (if only preseason games)

  10. 55 minutes ago, yoshi said:

    Iirc it took about a year to put the track into Hampden Park for the Commonwealth Games in 2014, so the Gabba will be out of action for a while...

    considering they are tearing the whole place down anyway i can't see the run up / pack down of the games being a concern.


    I can see them doing what they did in 06 when the MCG was out of action for the comm games - use alternate venues. Alan Border field for the shield cricket, Metricon for Big Bash & ODI and no BNE tests for the time its out of service

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  11. the 2032 host city contract is on the Olympics website at  https://stillmed.olympics.com/media/Documents/Olympic-Games/Brisbane-2032/Host-Contract/Host-City-Contract-2032-Principles.pdf


    there's a few interesting clauses in it, in particular clause 14"

    14. No inconsistent activities


    The Hosts, the Host NOC and the OCOG hereby agree that:


    a. no major event, conference, or other meeting which could have an impact on the successful planning, organising, financing and staging of the Games or their public and media exposure, shall take place in the jurisdiction of the Host City or in the jurisdiction of other local government authorities within the Host State or the Host Country hosting other competition sites or their neighbourhoods, either during the Games or during the preceding or following week, without the prior written approval of the IOC; and

    b. no negotiations shall take place nor agreements be entered into, having any connection with the Games, between the OCOG and any international or supranational organisation (whether governmental or non-governmental) without the prior written approval of the IOC.


    in other words the IOC has a monopoly for the entire city for the games period




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  12. Governor grants Royal Assent


    Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, Governor of Queensland, today received Mr Michael Ries, Deputy Clerk of the Parliament, for the presentation of the following  Bill to which Royal Assent was granted:

    Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games Arrangements Act 2021 - A bill for an Act to establish an organising committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and for related purposes, and to amend this Act and the Right to Information Act 2009 for particular purposes.

    The granting of Royal Assent is an integral step in the legislative process. 



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  13. Wasn’t sure where to post this, but The Daily Telegraph are reporting that Australian governments are secretly hatching plans for more sporting events in Australia, one of the more major ones being the Federal government speaking to states interested in preparing a bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

    Federal Sports Minister Richard Colbeck warns that if the Commonwealth Games don’t return to Australia in 2026, then we’ll have to wait until 2038.


  14. On 10/26/2021 at 9:02 PM, Australian Kiwi said:

    Because Birmingham is holding 2022. Frankly a back to back hosting in Birmingham is what the CGF should be focused on right now, along with securing Hamilton for 2030.  

    i believe with brisbane winning the 2032 olympics it's killed any chance of an australian comm games prior this, and possibly to 2038 at a minimum - the money is not there to support a comm games and an olympics

  15. 19 hours ago, AustralianFan said:

    Hi Tejaz57, just wondering if you any photos from around the city on things like the Brisbane Metro busways or the redevelopment of Victoria Park (I understand that was to have commenced in July this year.  Love to see any if you have.  



    I have nothing at the moment. I don't go to Victoria park anymore since they closed the golf course and for the metro there's not much there. a closed road and some drilling. The big projects are the new casino and the cross river rail at the moment. 


    I'm more keeping my eyes open for the rings to pop up (i suspect the first place could be the opening of the woolloongabba train station that i suspect will be called Woolloongabba / Olympic stadium - not that i have any inside knowledge on this)

  16. 5 hours ago, AustralianFan said:


    The question I have regarding the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Coordination Authority (or whatever the final name of this Authority will be) is it’s establishment part of a legislative package currently before the Queensland parliament or is it going to be a separate piece of legislation that is put up for a vote after the establishment BOCOG (Brisbane Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games) ?


    here is a link to the bill before the house - it's only 40 pages :)

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