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With regards to the 11 year lead time to 2032, I think it can be a blessing or a curse. On one hand, it's an opportunity for a city to carefully lay out budgets, construction, and marketing plans without the risk of rush jobs which can cause budgets to spiral out of control. It also allows for more feasibility studies for major investments such as transportation. On the flip side, it's also more opportunity to mess things up in terms of overspending. It also widens the window for unforseen events such as an economic recession which can turn public approval towards spending on an Olympics upside down very quickly and against the politicians in government (see Japan). I'd actually like to see the lead up time moved back to six years. Worse case scenario with a longer lead time is public opinion dropping and forcing a referendum that ends up being against hosting the Olympics. Not saying this would happen with Brisbane but it something the IOC is going to have to consider when awarding the games to future hosts. Part of the reason for the targeted approach now seems to be avoiding interested candidate cities where referendums can derail either the bid (I think was the elephant in the room with regards to Germany's regional bid) or result in a city giving the Olympics back (why they avoided Stockholm in the 2026 race).

In terms of the host city contract, the IOC is a non-profit (supposedly) organization with zero political power. It cannot force a country to go ahead with an Olympics regardless of what is written on paper. I'd say Tokyo came closer than any other host in recent decades to cancelling the Olympics. In fact, chances are PM Suga chose to postpone snap elections until after the Olympics out of fear that his party, the Liberal Democrats, would lose power to the Constitutional Democrats. The Constitutional Democrats had already pledged to cancel the Olympics if in power.

The reality is the host city contract is simply words on paper. Sure the IOC could try to suit a host city in court, probably the CAS, but this would be the ultimate PR nightmare for the IOC in a time when its reputation in many parts of the world is in tatters. Frankly I doubt they'd win in court anyway.

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I think the long lead time is fine for Brisbane- Australia has shown with Sydney 2000, Melbourne and Gold Coast Comm Games that they can be trusted to plan and deliver on time and on a sensible budget.....Sydney in particular had things ready and up-and-running way ahead of time.

Obviously there are other places, like Athens, that wasted time (years) and that led to panic last minute big spending. So it is a case-by-case thing, the IOC needs to be very careful with their hosts these days if they are picking them so far in advance!

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The Courier Mail - Landmark proposal for Brisbane Olympic Games showcase - August 2021

 

“A shining tower soaring high above the Brisbane CBD and visible from hundreds of kilometres away could become the shining beacon of Queensland’s coming of age as an Olympic city.”

“With Brisbane’s 2032 Games just 11 years away, business leaders have called for an iconic development to make the River City instantly recognisable around the globe as a defining legacy of bringing the Greatest Show on Earth to Queensland.”

“ASM Global’s Asia Pacific boss Harvey Lister, whose Brisbane Live project is set to become a game-changing development for the CBD, believes a tower rising up to 500m above the streets of Brisbane would become a landmark for not only the city, but also Australia in the same vein of the Sydney Opera House, Eiffel Tower or the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.”

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13 hours ago, AustralianFan said:

The Courier Mail - Landmark proposal for Brisbane Olympic Games showcase - August 2021

 

“A shining tower soaring high above the Brisbane CBD and visible from hundreds of kilometres away could become the shining beacon of Queensland’s coming of age as an Olympic city.”

“With Brisbane’s 2032 Games just 11 years away, business leaders have called for an iconic development to make the River City instantly recognisable around the globe as a defining legacy of bringing the Greatest Show on Earth to Queensland.”

“ASM Global’s Asia Pacific boss Harvey Lister, whose Brisbane Live project is set to become a game-changing development for the CBD, believes a tower rising up to 500m above the streets of Brisbane would become a landmark for not only the city, but also Australia in the same vein of the Sydney Opera House, Eiffel Tower or the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.”

Can't see it happening for a few reasons, but the main one being aviation regulations. there are some serious limits on the height of buildings in the CBD so they do not affect glidepaths for the 2 runways at brisbane. that limit is 900 FT (274.3 M)  

 

even the new casino is only 265 metres 

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10 hours ago, AustralianFan said:

It’s Games on as big swingers vie for plum Brisbane 2032 Olympic roles - 1 Sep21 - The Australian

Quirk should be involved - he was a pretty good mayor and the bid was spearheaded by him so he should be there, along with coates-  you can't not have coates there, even after his IOC term is up - he has too much knowledge and contacts to not. 

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9 minutes ago, Tejas57 said:

Quirk should be involved - he was a pretty good mayor and the bid was spearheaded by him so he should be there, along with coates-  you can't not have coates there, even after his IOC term is up - he has too much knowledge and contacts to not. 

Agreed. I'd also like to see Kate Jones involved even potentially Sally-Anne Atkinson

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On your marks: the $50b infrastructure blueprint that will carry us to the Olympics

Click Here - On your marks, the $50b infrastructure blueprint that will carry us to the Olympics - 9 Sep21 - In Queensland

The Palaszczuk Government’s will today unveil a $52 billion blueprint for providing the transport, energy and other infrastructure to help set south-east Queensland on the road to the 2032 Olympics.

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DRAFT STATE INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY - 9 Sep21 - State Development Queensland

The Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games present two decades of opportunities and benefits. With the right planning in place, we can also secure a vibrant and ongoing legacy, sustainable local supply chains, and new skills and knowledge in key sectors. This strategy describes key investments for the community that will enhance the delivery of the Brisbane 2032 Games.”

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