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  1. What would a Brisbane Olympics look like and what events will be held outside the capital city? Credit: ABC News Australia By Jessica Stewart Posted 26 February 2021 at 7:24am, updated 26 February 2021 at 8:35am Brisbane is in the box seat to secure the 2032 Olympic Games after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) accepted recommendations to install South East Queensland as its preferred candidate. A final decision is expected to be made as early as July, ahead of Tokyo 2021, and if Brisbane is selected, it will be the first Olympics Games to be hosted in Oceania
  2. IOC FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT - OLYMPIC GAMES - Brisbane This is the link to the Assessment: IOC website February 2021
  3. Games for the People Credit: The Courier-Mail 26 February, 2021 An opinion poll found overwhelming support among Queenslanders for our state hosting the 2032 Games was a major factor that convinced the International Olympic Committee to consider now only our bid. The IOC has been quietly running the ruler over Brisbane and Queensland for the past few months as it scutinised the region for the Olympics and Paralympics - and now it can be revealed in January it commissioned an opinion poll to test public support. That poll found support in both Brisbane and the regions for t
  4. ‘What a legend’: How Cathy Freeman helped put Qld in front Credit: The Courier-Mail Peter Gleeson February 26, 2021 - 11:04AM JUST a few weeks ago, Queensland’s 2032 Olympic bid chiefs – including premier Annastacia Palaszczuk – did a late night three-hour presentation to the International Olympic Committee. Other countries such as Indonesia, India, Canada, China, Russia and Qatar did the same presentation, outlining why they should be the IOC’s choice as the preferred candidate for the 2032 Olympics. Australia’s bid was already the front-runner. Accordin
  5. Cricket leads charge for sports seeking spot at a 2032 Brisbane Olympics Credit: WA Today By Anthony Colangelo and Roy Ward February 26, 2021 — 2.04pm Cricket, lawn bowls, mixed martial arts, squash and softball have declared their desire to take part in the 2032 Olympic Games, which look destined to take place in Brisbane. On Thursday the International Olympic Committee announced Brisbane is the preferred candidate to host the 2032 event, entering into exclusive discussions with Australian bid organisers to bring the Olympics down under for the third time. The news
  6. Brisbane 2032 Olympic venues revealed Credit: Austadiums Friday 26th February 2021 With Brisbane declared as the ‘preferred candidate city’ of the 2032 Olympics, potential venues have been revealed in the bid document, including a new 50,000-capacity stadium. See the full list below. Officials are planning to host an Olympic Games that’ll break-even – avoiding the mistakes of previous hosts were huge sums of money have been spent building stadiums that end up as white elephants. Not only will Brisbane’s Olympics expand to the entire south-east Queensland, but so
  7. Rings of power: the main players behind Brisbane’s Olympic Games bid Credit: Brisbane Times February 25, 2021 — 1.56pm The International Olympic Committee’s decision to name Brisbane as its preferred candidate for the 2032 Olympics puts the Queensland capital on a fast-track to victory 11 years ahead of the games and before several expected rival candidates have publicly developed their plans. Officials in Brisbane, Queensland and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) will now begin targeted dialogue with an IOC panel overseeing a reformed bidding process.
  8. How Brisbane would be transformed for the 2032 Olympics Credit: Courier-Mail By Dan Knowles February 26, 2021 - 10:58AM A new 50,000 seat stadium, a 14,000 bed athletes village and huge changes to roads and public transport infrastructure – here’s how Brisbane would change for the 2032 Olympic Games. BRISBANE would be transformed from a regional city to a world famous international destination almost overnight if it can secure the 2032 Olympic Games. The detailed report into the 2032 bid released early Thursday for the first time reveals details of what
  9. Secret meeting that won Australia frontrunner status to host Olympics Credit: Sydney Morning Herald By Phil Lutton FEBRUARY 26, 2021 In June 2019, Prime Minister Scott Morrison travelled to Japan to meet with world leaders at the G20 summit in Osaka. His agenda featured discussions about free trade, getting extremist content off Facebook and YouTube as well as dinner with then US president Donald Trump. But Morrison also found time for a quiet meeting with Olympic powerbrokers. It was an encounter that would prove vital to Australia’s charge towards hosting a t
  10. Yes that would be incredible and may well happen. Albion seems to be the preferred site if the new stadium option went ahead. John Coates said in a media interview yesterday that the athletics competition could be held at Carrara Stadium and the Opening/Closing Ceremonies at Lang Park. I suspect we won’t have to wait long for an answer to these questions.
  11. Hamilton shores up for 14,000-bed Olympic Games athletes village Credit: Brisbane Times By Tony Moore February 25, 2021 — 10.00pm Hamilton is firming to host a 14,000-bed athletes village for a Brisbane-based 2032 Olympic Games. The site, six kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, was identified in the International Olympics Committee documents released on Wednesday night when the IOC announced the Brisbane bid would have preferred status. Like the athletes village developed at Carrara on the Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Hamilton athletes village could
  12. Olympics: Queensland may build new stadium if 2032 bid successful - official Sports News Ian Ransom Credit: Reuters MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia may build a new stadium to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2032 Olympics if Brisbane secures the Games, Queensland state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Thursday. Brisbane took a major step towards being named 2032 hosts after the International Olympic Committee said the city had been picked as the preferred partner to start talks for the Games. “There is the option of one new big venue
  13. Olympics 2032: We're closing in on gold after Brisbane named 'preferred bidder' Credit: Sunshine Coast News Peter Hall and AAP / 25 FEBRUARY 2021 The Olympic Games are likely to return to Australia in 2032 after Brisbane was installed as the “preferred bidder” in a decision that is set to put the Sunshine Coast on the world stage and fast-track vital transport infrastructure. International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach told a news conference overnight that the decision “was not a decision against anybody”. “This is just a decision in favour of one inte
  14. 80-90% of venues exist already. What big Olympic construction & infrastructure upgrades did you have in mind ?
  15. Lord mayor says Olympics are Brisbane’s ‘best opportunity in generations’ Credit: Brisbane Times By Lydia Lynch February 25, 2021 — 10.26am The chance to host the 2032 Olympic Games is the “best opportunity that our city, our region and our state has had in generations”, Brisbane lord mayor Adrian Schrinner says. Cr Schrinner said the state was “now in the box seat” after the International Olympic Committee confirmed it would deal exclusively with Queensland on its bid to host the Games. “Look, it might be a miserable day there in terms of the weather, but it is a be
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