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Brisbane plans 2028 Olympics bid

28 July 2016 by News Desk

BrisbaneBrisbane has spent a year preparing a detailed report on its’ Olympic plan.

Brisbane’s next step in its’ official bid to host the Olympic Games will be taken today when city officials release a first report on their preparations.

While Australian athletes prepare to take part in this year’s Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, sporting enthusiasts in Queensland await the Brisbane bid with great anticipation.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is today due to release findings of the city’s first 12 months’ preparations.

He has previously told reporters: “I think Brisbane would be the obvious choice for the next Australian Olympic bid.

“As Australia’s new world city I think we’ve demonstrated that we are capable of staging a world event – staging it safely, successfully and with attention to detail”.

The Queensland capital has previously hosted the Commonwealth Games in 1982, as well as the Goodwill Games in 2001. The city will also play a role in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Brisbane plans 2028 Olympics bid

John Coates of the Australian Olympic Committee believes Brisbane is the ‘natural choice’ to host the Games.

Peter Beattie, the former Queensland premier, told reporters: “The event could be a significant injector of economic activity”.

If the city’s bid is to succeed it will have to meet the new Olympic Agenda 2020 which is a ‘new philosophy to invite potential candidate cities to present a project that fits their sporting, economic, social and environmental long-term planning needs’.

Queensland’s Olympic bid will face tough competition.

The cities of Kuala Lumpur, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Johannesburg are though to be preparing their own bids to host the Games.

Paris, Rome, Los Angeles and Budapest are bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games, with the losing three cities expected to be automatically considered contenders for the 2028 Games.

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