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They hoped we wouldn’t notice. In the midst of one of the greatest crises the Olympic Movement has ever faced, International Olympic Committee (IOC) executives found the opportunity to help themselves to a Games. Last Wednesday IOC President Thomas Bach made the announcement that Brisbane has been singled out as the only bid now being […]

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Not Doha suddenly being touted by people here as a good alternative after being mocked for the longest time :lol:.

And then Indonesia? Hopefully Joko Widodo isn't executing any people when the IOC visit.

Or hey maybe a joint bid between South Korea and a dictatorship?

Or yeah, Shanghai, i'm sure everyone is going to be flocking to go to China after everything that's happened in the last 16 months or so. Maybe Wuhan might host some events too?

 

Gee its a real surprise why the IOC is rushing to pick a city in Australia, the country that handled Covid one of the best in the world where we have no community transmission while other countries have overloaded hospitals, cities in lockdown while we're able to host events. (Brisbane holds the record for the largest sporting event since Covid became a pandemic with over 50,000 people packing out Suncorp Stadium). Not surprised they want to secure a host given these incredibly uncertain times especially after city after city kept dropping out of multiple bidding races. 

 

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No shock .... Coates corruption is Gold Medal worthy

Lets wait till the AOC meeting next year where he makes himself President for life ... Brisbane 2032 giving him the excuse to backflip on his promise to retire

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22 hours ago, Olympic Fan Darcy said:

Not Doha suddenly being touted by people here as a good alternative after being mocked for the longest time :lol:.

And then Indonesia? Hopefully Joko Widodo isn't executing any people when the IOC visit.

Or hey maybe a joint bid between South Korea and a dictatorship?

Or yeah, Shanghai, i'm sure everyone is going to be flocking to go to China after everything that's happened in the last 16 months or so. Maybe Wuhan might host some events too?

 

Gee its a real surprise why the IOC is rushing to pick a city in Australia, the country that handled Covid one of the best in the world where we have no community transmission while other countries have overloaded hospitals, cities in lockdown while we're able to host events. (Brisbane holds the record for the largest sporting event since Covid became a pandemic with over 50,000 people packing out Suncorp Stadium). Not surprised they want to secure a host given these incredibly uncertain times especially after city after city kept dropping out of multiple bidding races. 

 

I would be nervous about Doha..........They pack money bags as tight as theyll go, ask FIFA about that.  

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15 hours ago, Gonzo said:

No shock .... Coates corruption is Gold Medal worthy

Lets wait till the AOC meeting next year where he makes himself President for life ... Brisbane 2032 giving him the excuse to backflip on his promise to retire

Don’t be ridiculous.

The entire IOC Executive Board voted for Brisbane as the preferred bidder for targeted dialogue.

The vote for Brisbane was unanimous and it’s not hard to see why.

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On 3/5/2021 at 8:36 AM, AustralianFan said:

The vote for Brisbane was unanimous and it’s not hard to see why.

What are the honest pro- and con- support numbers now in the whole Gold Coast?  Have those been taken into consideration or might this be another Denver 1976 in the offing?  Which is why with an 11-year lead time, the IOC could still find a sub if the bid falls apart within the next 2-3 years.  

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1 hour ago, baron-pierreIV said:

What are the honest pro- and con- support numbers now in the whole Gold Coast? 

 

 

did you look at the feasibility doc? the public approvals are all listed there. I'm also old enough to remember the bid process in the lead up to the awarding of Sydney 2000 in 1992/3. there was a lot of people who were extremely against the bid, given both Brisbane and Melbourne had bid for previous games and been rejected. 

 

to give you an idea of the popularity of the games come the opening ceremony, this is from a newspaper article talking about the ceremony's tv ratings

 

The Friday night broadcast of the ceremony saw ratings peak at 72 in Sydney and 71 in Melbourne, while Seven’s share of the viewing audience hit 96.3 per cent in Sydney and Melbourne. In contrast, in Sydney the Nine Network had only 0.9 per cent of the audience and the Ten Network 1.4 per cent. In Melbourne, Nine had 2 per cent of the audience and Ten 2.4 per cent. Across Australia, Seven had 10.4 million viewers on Friday night, with the highest viewing figure recorded in Sydney (2.4 million) followed by Melbourne (2.1 million).

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4 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

What are the honest pro- and con- support numbers now in the whole Gold Coast?  Have those been taken into consideration or might this be another Denver 1976 in the offing?  Which is why with an 11-year lead time, the IOC could still find a sub if the bid falls apart within the next 2-3 years.  

These are the three recent poll indicators across Queensland about the 2032 Brisbane/SEQ Bid.

I don’t have Gold Coast specific poll numbers, nor Brisbane, nor Sunshine Coast. What I can show you are three recent majority support indicators:

- Queensland State Election won in a Nov-20 landslide by the pro-Bid Government who won 52 seats to Opposition Party 34 seats who are also pro-Olympics.  The anti-Olympics party minor ‘One Nation’ won only 1 seat.

- the Anti-Olympics Petition run by the minor ‘One Nation’ party in 2020 was a dismal failure and signed by only 5,003 from a state population of 5.174 million.

- a recent Feb 2021 Opinion Poll commisioned by The Courier Mail newspaper showed 60% approval by Queenslanders for the Bid.

Queensland is sports mad.  Australia is sports mad.  This Bid won’t fail.

 

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