Brisbane ‘ a safe bet’ for 2032
AUSTRALIA has a rare golden opportunity to host the Olympics for a third time if it goes ahead with a proposed bid to stage the 2032 Games, according to Australian Olympic Committee ( AOC) president John Coates.
South East Queensland is conducting a feasibility study into whether to proceed with a Brisbane- based bid and Coates says the timing could be perfect if the bid proceeds.
“There’s no doubt that we’ve got a great reputation within the IOC ( International Olympic Committee),” he said.
“We’ve got a very good track record and everyone loved coming to both Melbourne and Sydney.”
Although the IOC has implemented new rules dramatically slashing the operational costs of staging the Olympics, it is still struggling to attract candidates after the troubled 2016 Rio Olympics.
The IOC has already shown its hand for wanting to pick host cities it can rely on by changing its own rules to award the 2024 Olympics to Paris and the 2028 Games to Los Angeles after they were the only candidates for 2024, which makes an Australian bid for 2032 almost irresistible.
“We’re an absolute no- risk ( choice),” Coates said.
The 2032 Olympics decision won’t be made until 2025.