Brisbane crowned ‘preferred city’ to host the 2032 Olympics bringing the games to Australia for a third time – beating out stiff competition from Spain, India and Qatar
The International Olympic Committee has listed the Queensland capital as the frontrunner to host the Games in 11 years time.
Australian Olympic Committee and Queensland officials will now begin ‘targeted dialogue’ with an IOC panel overseeing the updated bidding process.
‘This decision is not a decision against anybody,’ IOC president Thomas Bach said.
‘This is just a decision in favor of one interested party at this moment in time.’
Brisbane has been listed as the frontrunner to host the 2032 Olympic. Pictured is Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
Australian Olympic Committee chief executive Matt Carroll acknowledged the long journey ahead while welcoming the announcement.
‘It’s another step on the process of securing the Games for Queensland and for Australia,’ he told the Today show on Thursday.
But the race is not over yet. You don’t declare victory until you get to the finish line.’
‘You could say it is ours to lose. But most importantly it’s ours to win.
More to come.