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Click to read more - With Brisbane 2032, the Games return to the country that loves sport - Around The Rings

With Brisbane 2032, the Games return to the country that loves sport

TOKYO - The Brisbane Games guarantee one thing: if 2032 does not surprise the world with a new pandemic or similar catastrophe, the stands will be packed with people who understand and love sport. Few countries are as sporty and as athletic as Australia, that huge island that will host the Olympic Games for the third time in history.

Besides Melbourne 56, the memory of Sydney 2000 is the great parameter. Those days between September 15 and October 1 -the end of winter and the beginning of spring in the southern hemisphere- bring back the memory of Australian pop-rock delightfully bursting from the speakers in the huge, sunny, windy and often cool Olympic Park.

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Sports capital of Australia: AOC confirms shift to Brisbane - 21Sep21 - The Courier Mail - subscription article

“Hot on the heels of the Australian Institute of Sport and others, the Australian Olympic Committee has confirmed it will make itself at home in the River City ahead of the 2032 Games.”

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On Solid Ground: Jean-Pol Bouharmont - 23Sep21 - CEO Magazine
“The economic prospects of Brisbane’s role as host city of the 2032 Olympics are tantalising for the state capital’s rapidly growing population and also for the many organisations that could reasonably expect to see a boost in business as the world comes here to visit and participate.”

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Queensland cruising industry could be restarted as state records local case - 23Sep21 - Brisbane Times

“Queensland’s Premier has held a press conference in the virtually unused Brisbane International Cruise Terminal to announce that the state’s shut-down cruising industry could be brought back to life.”
“Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Thursday the terminal, in Pinkenba near the airport, would host a new vaccination centre, which would open seven days a week and cater particularly to port, airline and other employees of industries in the area, although it would also be open to the public.”

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>> Click here to view Time Lapse video - TEMPORARY DROP-IN POOL<<

Time-lapse video of the temporary competition pool installation for the US Olympic Swimming Trials earlier in 2021 at the CHI Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

This same technology will be used at the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the new Brisbane Arena.


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Coomera Connector - InfrastructurePipeline.org

“The Coomera Connector is a planned road transport network expansion over a 45-kilometre corridor between Loganholme and Nerang. The project will provide a new road link to the east of the M1 corridor, with new crossings of the Logan, Albert, Coomera and Nerang Rivers.”

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Major improvements to transport infrastructure has everything to do with the success of both the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the needs of the booming SEQ population/tourism.

Here are some more major transport infrastructure projects that will be critical to the success of both (click on each):

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Brisbane’s underground rail tunnell emerges at Exhibition train station - 25Nov21 - Brisbane Times

One of the tunnels set to give Brisbane its first new CBD train station in a century and a key Olympics 2032 rail link has finally been completed.

On Thursday, “Else” – one of two 1350-tonne boring machines being used in the Cross River Rail project – emerged after excavating the first tunnel from Woolloongabba to the Exhibition grounds beside the Inner City Bypass.

The 3.8-kilometre tunnel will be used to carry rail passengers under the Brisbane River and support new developments in the CBD and beyond.

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First of Cross River Rail’s twin tunnels complete - 26Nov21

“TBM Else has tunnelled 3.8 kilometres from Woolloongabba, under the Brisbane River to Albert Street and then onto Roma Street to emerge here at Cross River Rail’s Northern Portal.“

“By unlocking the congested inner city rail network, Cross River Rail will transform how we travel throughout South Eastern Queensland. “

“This tunnel will service new stations being built in more convenient locations, including the Brisbane CBD’s first new station in more than a century.”

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Brisbane 2032 - Australian Olympic Committee

Key Moments that Shaped the Opportunity

February 2019 - Feasibility Study 2019

  • Council of Mayors South East Queensland (COMSEQ) released a Feasibility Study into hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032, along with a People Mass Movement Study looking at the region's transport needs. Feasibility Study released February 2019

May 2019 - Sport Accord Gold Coast Visit by IOC President

  • IOC President Thomas Bach met with the leadership of COMSEQ and business leaders prior to Sport Accord and with Qld Premier Palaszczuk during Sport Accord. President Bach makes complimentary remarks regarding Australia's love of sport and capacity to host world-class events.

June 2019 - IOC Further Changes to “New Norm” Processes

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session met in June 2019, approving further changes to its New Norm process designed to make bidding for and hosting Olympic Games cheaper and more flexible.
  • Key changes were that potential hosts could come from multiple cities, regions and even countries, rather than a single city. Also, a host city could also be selected earlier than seven years out from a Games, providing a potential decade or more lead-in to a Games.
  • The AOC response can be found here.

 

June 2019 - Prime Minister Morrison meets with IOC President at G20 Osaka

  • AOC President facilitates a meeting between IOC President and Prime Minister during the G20 meeting in Japan on June 30. Federal Government subsequently commits $10 million towards candidature process.

July 2019 - Queensland Government Taskforce – Value Proposition Assessment

  • Queensland Premier establishes a Taskforce on July 23rd to examine the economic benefits and risks associated with Queensland hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032.

August 2019 - Olympic Candidature Leadership Group (OCLG) Meets

  • The first meeting of the OCLG, chaired by the Prime Minister, is held in Cairns on August 8 2019 with leadership of Queensland Government, Council of Mayors South East Queensland and the Australian Olympic Committee affirming their commitment to exploring a candidature.
  • The OCLG is the group charged with carrying a candidature forward to the IOC. The Group meets monthly.

September 2019 - Delegation to IOC Headquarters, Lausanne Switzerland

  • Queensland Premier leads a delegation representing OCLG to the IOC Headquarters, meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach and receiving a briefing from IOC staff on key aspects of the candidature process. (Monday September 10th).

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December 2019 - Queensland Government Commits to Olympic Games Candidature

  • On December 9th 2019, Queensland Government confirmed the Games could deliver two decades of benefits and were feasible with the financial support of all levels of Government.
  • This conclusion was made after considering a Value Proposition Assessment designed to assess the risks and opportunities of hosting the Games. The VPA indicates the creation of 130,000 direct jobs and a $20 billion in international tourism expenditure. The AOC 's response can be found here.

March 2020 - Discussions suspended due to COVID Pandemic

  • In March 2020, the OCLG agreed to suspend discussions with the IOC Future Host Commission as both the state and federal governments were dealing with the impact of the COVID Pandemic. All parties agreed and consequently the IOC was advised of the pause.

September 2020 - AOC Provides Update

  • On 15 September, John Coates writes to the IOC updating on progress since the Lausanne visit.

November 2020 - Prime Minister Morrison meets with President Bach and John Coates in Tokyo

  • On Tuesday 17 November, Prime Minister Scott Morrison agreed to meet with IOC President Thomas Bach and AOC President John Coates while all parties were in Tokyo in unrelated visits to Japan. At the meeting the PM reaffirmed the federal Government's commitment to a Queensland Games.

December 2020 - Discussions to resume

  • On December 7, 2020 Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk met with John Coates in Brisbane and the Continuous Dialogue process recommenced.

January 2021 - IOC Presentation to Brisbane Candidature representatives

  • The IOC Future Host Commission provided an update on Monday Jan 18 attended by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, John Coates, Federal Sports Minister Richard Colbeck and Brisbane Mayor Adrian Schrinner.

February 2021 - Presentation to IOC Future Host Commission

  • On February 8, 2021, the Brisbane 2032 Candidature presentation was made to the Future Host Commission – Presenter were Catherine Freeman, John Coates, Federal Sports Minister Richard Colbeck, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Brisbane Mayor Adrian Schrinner,  PA President Jock O'Callaghan &  outlining progress on the candidature.

February 2021 - IOC Executive Board Instructs Future Host Commission to enter into “Targeted 

Dialogue” with the Brisbane candidature

  • On Wednesday February 24th (Lausanne time) the Executive Board received a presentation from the Future Host Commission on its ongoing dialogue (Continuous Dialogue) with potential Games candidates, including Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Following that presentation, the Executive Board instructed the Future Host Commission to enter into "Targeted Dialogue" with the Brisbane candidature which now receives "preferred host" status.

March 2021 - John Coates on Brisbane’s ambition for Olympic Games 2032

  • On Friday 19 March, AOC President John Coates AC addressed the Committee for Brisbane 2033 Legacy Taskforce providing more detail into Brisbane's bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games and how sustainability would be managed.
  • Read full speech

 

April 7 2021 - Brisbane 2032 submits answers to FHC Questionnaire

  • The questionnaire covers key requirements for the Host including - Vision and Legacy (Olympic and Paralympic Games), Games Master Plan and Venues, Transport, Games Experience for Athletes and spectators, Sustainability, The Economics of the Games, Governance and Guarantees.

May 10-12th, 2021 - IOC Conducts “Virtual Visit” to Brisbane

  • Held over three days, with live presentations from the Queensland Premier, Brisbane Lord Mayor, AOC President, PA President and the Prime Minister (on tape), Brisbane 2032 presented on a range of topics including Games' Vision, the Games Masterplan and Venues, Transport, Games' Experience for Athletes and Spectators, Sustainability, Economics of the Games, Governance and Guarantees.
  • The group also answered further questions from the Future Host Commission. This was the last formal presentation ahead of the Executive Board Meeting on June 8-10th.

June 8-10, 2021 - Future Host Commission recommends preferred candidate to IOC Executive Board

  • On June 10, the Future Host Commission recommended to the IOC Executive Board that Brisbane host the Summer Olympic Games in 2032, presenting its final report.
  • The IOC Executive Board consists of the IOC President, four Vice-Presidents and ten other IOC members including the Chair of the IOC Athletes' Commission. It is elected by the full membership of the IOC. It has general responsibility for the administration of the IOC and management of its affairs.
  • After considering the FHC report and posting questions in relation to the report, the Executive Board recommended that Brisbane 2032 should host the Summer Olympic Games in 2032.
  • That recommendation will be voted on by the Members of the IOC at the Session prior to the Tokyo Olympic Games 20-21 July.

 

July 2021 - IOC Session Elected Brisbane as hosts of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Games’ hosts

  • The IOC Session consisted of all IOC Members.
  • They received a presentation from Brisbane 2032, before asking questions and providing comments. The decision was made following a Members' vote.

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