The International Olympic Committee has confirmed that Brisbane will host the 2032 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
Australia will become the fourth country to host the Summer Olympics for three or more times.
Melbourne hosted the 1956 Olympic Games, and Sydney was the site of the 2000 Olympic Games.
The news was announced at the 138th IOC meeting in Tokyo before the Tokyo 2021 Tokyo Olympics (the official opening on Friday).
February, confirmed Brisbane is the preferred bid of the International Olympic Committee The 2032 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This started a targeted dialogue between the IOC executives and Brisbane 2032 bid to thoroughly review the Olympics’ proposed plans.
Since the introduction of the Future Olympic Games Host Committee, the procedures for awarding the Olympic Games have become more extensive.
In June, the The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee unanimously voted for Brisbane’s 2032 bid Submit it to the IOC meeting on Wednesday.
At the IOC meeting, member Pal Schmitt (Pal Schmitt) only raised one main focus, centering on the move to award the Olympic Games to Brisbane 11 years ago instead of the traditional seven.
Members of the Brisbane bidding team calmly resolved this concern, including AOC Chairman John Coates, Queensland Governor Annastacia Palaszczuk and Brisbane Mayor Adrian Schlinner.
This allowed the members of the International Olympic Committee to vote on the question “Do you agree to elect Brisbane as the host of the 35th Olympic Games?”
What Brisbane requires in the IOC vote is that the majority of IOC members vote for the Olympics. The vote passed.
According to reports, five members of the International Olympic Committee voted against Brisbane’s 2032 bid. 80 votes used electronic voting, 72 votes in favor, 5 votes against, and 3 abstentions.
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Brisbane 2032 bid details
The uniqueness of the Brisbane bidding model has been reflected in many aspects, because the organizers hope to reduce the overall cost while maintaining the same Olympic experience.
As mentioned earlier, the 2032 Brisbane Olympics will be held in southeast Queensland.
Although Brisbane will host most of the events, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast will also host events and athletes.
The game will also be held in the winter in Australia; Queensland’s weather is an important part of the Brisbane Stadium.
The opening ceremony is scheduled for July 23, 2032, which is the same day and the same month that the Tokyo Olympics will open this year.
The organizers of the bid also made a contractual commitment to become a “climate positive” games. Brisbane will be the first host city to agree to this in the form of a contract.
This is an important part of the Brisbane 2032 team leading the way because it wants the city to be seen as “clean, green and sustainable.”
Palaszczuk also confirmed that the state is working to achieve 50% renewable energy by 2030.
Most of the venues used for the Olympics (80%) are either already built, in use, or will be temporary.
This will greatly reduce most of the cost of hosting the Olympics, and regardless of whether the Olympics are held in Brisbane, most of the infrastructure projects will continue.
As far as the bid is concerned, the future host committee confirmed that the bidding cost of Brisbane 2032 is about 80% less than that of other countries in the past.
You can view the full details of the master plan for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics in the video below.
KPMG’s impact study on the economic and environmental impact of the 2032 Brisbane Olympics concluded that the event will bring about US$6.1 billion in revenue to Queensland.
For Australia, the study estimates that it will bring in A$13.4 billion in revenue across the country.
Reaction to Brisbane’s successful bid for 2032
Not surprisingly, many Australians are ecstatic about the idea of hosting another Olympic Games in the country.
Although this will bring huge economic growth to the country, especially Queensland, it will also have a huge impact on Australia’s sports landscape.
Before the Brisbane announcement in 2032, Sports News interviewed some Australian Olympians competing in Tokyo.
All are Queenslanders, so it’s no surprise that they are excited about the Olympic Games in their state.
Gabriella Palm, a member of the Australian women’s water team The Aussie Stingers, believes that this will greatly promote water polo and other sports, which are not necessarily well-known in Australia.
“Any Olympics is special, but hosting the Olympics in your hometown is special,” Palm said.
“Holding the Olympics in Sydney, the Stinger won the gold medal, the opportunity to do it again, and hosting the Olympics locally, that means everything.
“At that time I could still participate in the competition, it is possible, so it is another matter to be able to participate in those competitions. But only in Australia, I think it will be a good report and awareness of water polo.
“We are not the most well-known sport, so I think bringing the Olympics to Australian soil is really great for water polo.
“Owning it on Australian land will be my real motivation to move on.”
When considering Brisbane 2032, two-time Olympian Alyce Wood reviewed her own experience in participating in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Participating in these games inspired Wood to become an Olympian. She has no doubt that Brisbane will have the same impact on the new generation of Australian athletes in 2032.
“I think if we get 2032, it will change the rules of the game for a variety of reasons,” Wood said.
“For me, the first and most important thing is that when I was 8 years old, I participated in the Sydney Olympics and watched basketball and European handball. This is because I didn’t know anything about these two sports.
“Just getting in touch with multiple sports like the Olympics and seeing how everyone solves it makes me want to be an Olympian at the time.
“Bringing it to our state will be very special, because the grown-up children will experience the same things as me.
“You will find that there are many Olympians in this year’s team, and Rio had such an experience when he was young in Sydney.
“Obviously, sharing so many facilities around the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane, and being able to participate and see how much excitement the Olympics brings.
“The Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast are very grand and everyone is very involved, but I can say with certainty that the Olympics are of great significance. They can create legacy in many different areas outside the Commonwealth Games.”
Daniel Beale is a member of the Kookaburra team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He already knows that he will book tickets for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics in his hometown.
“I think it means a lot for Brisbane,” Bill said.
“I think the Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the world, so I think Australia won it, let alone won one in my hometown Brisbane. I think it’s great for Australia and the city, Brisbane.
“If they win, I will definitely fly there to watch the game as much as possible. I really hope it gets there.”
Prime Minister Scott Morrison believes that Brisbane 2032 will create a legacy similar to the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games for Australia.
Morrison said: “They will support economic growth and investment, bring lasting community benefits, and inspire the next generation of Australian athletes.”
“I am proud of Australia, proud of Queensland, proud of our team winning this victory for our country.
“The Federal Government has supported Brisbane’s participation in the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games from the beginning. We believe in this offer.
“We know this is a huge opportunity for our country, just like the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 and the Sydney Olympics in 2000.”
Who else will bid for the 2032 Olympics?
Brisbane is the only city to bid for voting at the IOC meeting on Wednesday, but it is not the only city to bid for the 2032 Olympics.
The President of the International Olympic Committee and the President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates confirmed in June that several other countries are considering bidding for the 2032 Olympics.
These countries include Indonesia, the Netherlands and Qatar.
However, Brisbane’s bid is progressing so fast that it was selected for a targeted dialogue with the International Olympic Committee, and the rest is history.