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Officials from the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) have vowed to continue pursuing a chance to host the 2032 Olympic Games even after Brisbane was last week named the preferred bidder for the event by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) all but guaranteeing that Australia will be awarded the quadrennial event for the third time. According […]

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Dohahah - “knock, knock”.

IOC - “who is it?!”

Dohahah - “it’s me. Open up this time!” 

Bach - “oh no. It’s you-know-who again!”

Coates - “get rid of them! They’re gonna foil up my master plan!”

Bach - “Yeah, yeah. I know!”

Dohahah - come on, open up already! I know you’re in there!!”

lol

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I have to wonder why tf these Brisbane rivals insists on stealing their thunder rather than mastering their prep for 2036? What's the good on stealing the impossible ffs?

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There's no such thing as distinct bidding cycles any longer. The chance of 2032 not going to Brisbane might be close to zero, but there is no additional cost in stating you're still available for 2032, too, when you're in talks with the IOC over any future hosting, anyway.

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10 hours ago, munichfan said:

There's no such thing as distinct bidding cycles any longer. The chance of 2032 not going to Brisbane might be close to zero, but there is no additional cost in stating you're still available for 2032, too, when you're in talks with the IOC over any future hosting, anyway.

maybe, but you need to look at who is backing brisbane 2032 and how much power John Coates has in the IOC.  I would not want to piss him off

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1 hour ago, Tejas57 said:

I would not want to piss him off

So in other words, is that Coates is the Trump of the IOC “party”? Looks like my analysis is right on the money then.

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2 hours ago, FYI said:

So in other words, is that Coates is the Trump of the IOC “party”? Looks like my analysis is right on the money then.

jeez thats a bit harsh. what i would say is that Brisbane 2032 Coates' pet project - the same way Barcelona was Samaranch's. 

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3 hours ago, Tejas57 said:

jeez thats a bit harsh. what i would say is that Brisbane 2032 Coates' pet project - the same way Barcelona was Samaranch's. 

Yeah, I even made that parallel in another newswire thread earlier in the week. But the difference there is that Samaranch was an actual IOC president. I know that Coates is a VP within the IOC (& that would still have considerable influence nonetheless), but when you said “I would not want to piss him off” - that seems to imply people should be afraid of him then, including Bach, the actual, current IOC president. Cause that would seem to paint him like a bully (just like a certain other former U.S. president). And I’ve actually read some background about his hard-headed ways which would seem to coincide with your last sentence.

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19 minutes ago, FYI said:

Yeah, I even made that parallel in another newswire thread earlier in the week. But the difference there is that Samaranch was an actual IOC president. I know that Coates is a VP within the IOC (& that would still have considerable influence nonetheless), but when you said “I would not want to piss him off” - that seems to imply people should be afraid of him then, including Bach, the actual, current IOC president. Cause that would seem to paint him like a bully (just like a certain other former U.S. president). And I’ve actually read some background about his hard-headed ways which would seem to coincide with your last sentence.

International Olympic Committee

Date:  24 FEB 2021

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) today decided to follow the recommendation of the Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad to enter into a targeted dialogue for the Games of the XXXV Olympiad. The IOC will start more detailed discussions with the Brisbane 2032 Committee and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) about their potential to host the Olympic Games 2032.

Under the IOC’s new, more targeted and flexible approach to future host elections, the two Future Host Commissions (Summer and Winter) are permanently open to exploratory, non-committal continuous dialogue with interested parties and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) on their ambitions to host future Games. The Future Host Commission gave the opportunity of a presentation and a discussion to the interested parties in the continuous dialogue, which resulted in meetings on 3, 8 and 9 February 2021. The Commission has also engaged with those NOCs that have chosen not to be in the continuous dialogue at this stage.

As noted during the reports of the Future Hosts Commissions to the IOC Session last year, the IOC is pleased to be in non-committal discussions with a number of interested parties about future hosting opportunities for either the Olympic Games or the Youth Olympic Games – some of which are simultaneously exploring the possibility of organising a Summer or a Winter edition or the Youth Olympic Games. This is yet further evidence of the importance of the Games and the Olympic values in today’s uncertain world.

The decision to advance the process was taken at this particular moment, given the uncertainty the world is facing right now. This uncertainty is expected to continue even after the COVID-19 health crisis is over. The IOC is considering seizing the momentum offered by the excellent project of Brisbane 2032 and the AOC, in this way, bringing stability to the Olympic Games, the athletes, the IOC and the whole Olympic Movement.

The Future Host Commission will now start a targeted dialogue with the Brisbane 2032 Committee and the AOC, and will report back to the IOC EB on the outcome of these discussions in due course. If all the requirements are met, the IOC EB can propose the election of the future host of the Games of XXXV Olympiad to the IOC Session. If the discussions are not successfully concluded, Brisbane 2032 will rejoin the continuous dialogue.

At the same time, the Future Host Commission will also maintain the continuous dialogue with the other interested parties, in order to further develop their excellent and promising projects, be it for the Olympic Games 2032 if the Targeted Dialogue with Brisbane 2032 and the AOC is not successful, or for the Olympic Games 2036 and other future Olympic events.

The main reasons why Brisbane 2032 was proposed for the targeted dialogue are:

- The very advanced Games concept, which is fully aligned with Olympic Agenda 2020 and using 80 to 90 per cent existing or temporary venues.

- The venue masterplan, which has already been discussed with International Sports Federations and the International Paralympic Committee.

- The high level of experience in hosting major international sports events.

- The favourable climate conditions for athletes in July and August, despite the current global challenges caused by climate change.

- The alignment of the proposed Games with South-East Queensland’s long-term strategy (“SEQ City Deal”, February 2019) to improve local transport infrastructure, absorb demographic change and promote economic growth.

- Australia’s sporting success throughout modern Olympic history. The last Games in Oceania were Sydney 2000, which would mean the Games returning to the continent 32 years later.

- The existing and planned transport infrastructure and experience in traffic management, which can adequately meet the demands of the Olympic Games and were successfully implemented for the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

- The existing hotel accommodation inventory, which already meets Games requirements.

- Strong support from all three levels of government, as confirmed on several occasions by highest-level representatives from the City of Brisbane, the Southeast Queensland Council of Mayors, the State of Queensland and the federal government.

- The strong public support and that of the private sector.

- Australia’s high scores on human development indices, in particular its great progress towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

In evaluating Brisbane 2032’s proposal, the IOC also took into consideration detailed information from independent third-party sources, including the World Bank, the International Labour Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and numerous UN agencies including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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16 minutes ago, AustralianFan said:

 

International Olympic Committee

Date:  24 FEB 2021

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) today decided to follow the recommendation of the Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad to enter into a targeted dialogue for the Games of the XXXV Olympiad. The IOC will start more detailed discussions with the Brisbane 2032 Committee and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) about their potential to host the Olympic Games 2032.

Under the IOC’s new, more targeted and flexible approach to future host elections, the two Future Host Commissions (Summer and Winter) are permanently open to exploratory, non-committal continuous dialogue with interested parties and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) on their ambitions to host future Games. The Future Host Commission gave the opportunity of a presentation and a discussion to the interested parties in the continuous dialogue, which resulted in meetings on 3, 8 and 9 February 2021. The Commission has also engaged with those NOCs that have chosen not to be in the continuous dialogue at this stage.

As noted during the reports of the Future Hosts Commissions to the IOC Session last year, the IOC is pleased to be in non-committal discussions with a number of interested parties about future hosting opportunities for either the Olympic Games or the Youth Olympic Games – some of which are simultaneously exploring the possibility of organising a Summer or a Winter edition or the Youth Olympic Games. This is yet further evidence of the importance of the Games and the Olympic values in today’s uncertain world.

The decision to advance the process was taken at this particular moment, given the uncertainty the world is facing right now. This uncertainty is expected to continue even after the COVID-19 health crisis is over. The IOC is considering seizing the momentum offered by the excellent project of Brisbane 2032 and the AOC, in this way, bringing stability to the Olympic Games, the athletes, the IOC and the whole Olympic Movement.

The Future Host Commission will now start a targeted dialogue with the Brisbane 2032 Committee and the AOC, and will report back to the IOC EB on the outcome of these discussions in due course. If all the requirements are met, the IOC EB can propose the election of the future host of the Games of XXXV Olympiad to the IOC Session. If the discussions are not successfully concluded, Brisbane 2032 will rejoin the continuous dialogue.

At the same time, the Future Host Commission will also maintain the continuous dialogue with the other interested parties, in order to further develop their excellent and promising projects, be it for the Olympic Games 2032 if the Targeted Dialogue with Brisbane 2032 and the AOC is not successful, or for the Olympic Games 2036 and other future Olympic events.

The main reasons why Brisbane 2032 was proposed for the targeted dialogue are:

- The very advanced Games concept, which is fully aligned with Olympic Agenda 2020 and using 80 to 90 per cent existing or temporary venues.

- The venue masterplan, which has already been discussed with International Sports Federations and the International Paralympic Committee.

- The high level of experience in hosting major international sports events.

- The favourable climate conditions for athletes in July and August, despite the current global challenges caused by climate change.

- The alignment of the proposed Games with South-East Queensland’s long-term strategy (“SEQ City Deal”, February 2019) to improve local transport infrastructure, absorb demographic change and promote economic growth.

- Australia’s sporting success throughout modern Olympic history. The last Games in Oceania were Sydney 2000, which would mean the Games returning to the continent 32 years later.

- The existing and planned transport infrastructure and experience in traffic management, which can adequately meet the demands of the Olympic Games and were successfully implemented for the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

- The existing hotel accommodation inventory, which already meets Games requirements.

- Strong support from all three levels of government, as confirmed on several occasions by highest-level representatives from the City of Brisbane, the Southeast Queensland Council of Mayors, the State of Queensland and the federal government.

- The strong public support and that of the private sector.

- Australia’s high scores on human development indices, in particular its great progress towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

In evaluating Brisbane 2032’s proposal, the IOC also took into consideration detailed information from independent third-party sources, including the World Bank, the International Labour Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and numerous UN agencies including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

BidWeek: “The IOC thought they could steal the Brisbane 2032 Olympics and hoped we wouldn’t notice”

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23 minutes ago, FYI said:

While conspiracy theories thrash around, Brisbane and South East Queensland has kept it’s eye on the prize, embraced the universal IOC Agenda 2020 and New Norm bidding reforms early and is now nearing the finish line.

Six years in the making.

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An accredited Olympic website, for the past 22 years, (which you nonetheless visit yourself, to post every crumb of news that there possibly is about said bid), is just FILLED with ‘conspiracy theories that are thrashed around’. LOL, okay. 

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11 minutes ago, FYI said:

An accredited Olympic website, for the past 22 years, (which you nonetheless visit yourself, to post every crumb of news that there possibly is about said bid), is just FILLED with ‘conspiracy theories that are thrashed around’. LOL, okay. 

Meanwhile, Brisbane is nearing the finish line.

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2032 Brisbane Olympics: Graham Quirk tipped to lead organising committee

Credit: The Courier Mail

By Peter Gleeson

March 8, 2021 - 12:00AM

Former Brisbane lord mayor Graham Quirk is emerging as the hot favourite to be appointed chairman of the 2032 Olympics organisational committee.

If, as expected, Brisbane gets the green light from the International Olympic Committee in July, just before the Tokyo Olympics, a separate and stand-alone body will be established.

It will be similar to SOCOG, which ran the Sydney Games. 

An Olympics minister would be appointed, likely to be Stirling Hinchliffe.

Crucially, despite having been an LNP mayor Mr Quirk is highly regarded in Labor circles, and was appointed to the Racing Queensland board by the State Government.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk also has a high opinion of Mr Quirk, who stepped down to make way for Adrian Schrinner a year before the last council election.

Mr Quirk started the ball rolling on the 2032 Brisbane bid in 2015, when he convinced the SEQ Council of Mayors to commission the original feasibility study.

It is also expected Local Government Association of Queensland chairman Mark Jamieson will be appointed to the board, as will the Federal Government’s bid representative, Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien.

Star Entertainment chairman John O’Neill, a close ally of AOC boss John Coates, is touted as another likely board member.


Mr Coates has been elected to the IOC executive board until 2025. 

The International Olympic Committee executive meets later this week, and it is certain that the Queensland bid for 2032 will be discussed.

Feverish behind-the-scenes work is being conducted to satisfy the IOC’s demands around Queensland’s fiscal and operational capabilities.

If the Queensland bid gets the all clear, the new body – likely to be named BOCOG or QOCOG – will be set up before Christmas.

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Wait, Brisbane is going to host 2032 games? Sorry i've been disconnected from everything. I mean, remember when there were actual bid races because people actually wanted to host the games? Anyway congratulations to Australia i guess

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