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The 2032 Olympic Games will be held in the Australian city of Brisbane

The 2032 Olympic Games will be held in the Australian city of Brisbane

Brisbane officially won, on Wednesday, July 21, the organization of the Summer Olympic Games (OG) 2032, which allowed the Olympic world to prepare for the future, two days before the opening of the Tokyo Games, which were tumultuous for the city. hostess and concerned about the pandemic. .

In the race alone, the Australian city was chosen by the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gathered for their 138me session in the Japanese capital and, therefore, will succeed Paris, host of the 2024 Olympics, and then Los Angeles, which will host the 2028.

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Never before has the biggest sporting event in the world been entrusted without competition. This non-competitive designation may come as a surprise, as the voting ceremony that separated the candidate cities to host the Games has marked decades of Olympic life, with its costly backstage lobbying and then the opening of the envelope followed by hugs or tears. . But the reform adopted in June 2019 allows the IOC to initiate a “Directed dialogue” with a candidate “Preferential”, with the aim of calming the growing reluctance to organize the Olympic Games, reducing costs and providing a breeding ground for future host cities.

With the help of the influence of Australian IOC Vice President John Coates, Brisbane had been on the road since February to secure the 35me Summer Games, despite Qatar’s Olympic ambition at the time the joint candidacy of North and South Korea. None of these files were put to a vote in the session. In June, the head of the instance, Thomas Bach, had also praised the file ” Irresistible “ Y ” Love “ Australians by sport.

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Third Summer Olympics in Australia

Australia, one of the few countries that has never missed an edition of the Summer Games, is “A huge Olympic village” with its multiple nationalities, ethnic origins and approximately 300 languages ​​spoken, Prime Minister Scott Morrison stressed by videoconference on Wednesday.

The capital of Queensland, already a candidate for the 1992 Olympic Games awarded to Barcelona and involved in 2018 in hosting the Commonwealth Games, also promises “84% of existing and temporary sites”, a key criterion since the Olympic body began its search for Olympic facilities that were later abandoned.

This is the third time in its history that Australia will host the Summer Games, after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. Its designation also confirms the traditional continental rotation organized by the IOC, after Asia this year, then Paris 2024. and Los Angeles 2028., while Africa still awaits its first Olympic Games.

The metropolis of 2.3 million people expects the Games to generate a net gain of international notoriety, while many tourists see it as a simple gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

“In all the places I have traveled, people ask me “Where is Brisbane?”and you have to take out a map to show them that it is an hour from Sydney by plane “says Queensland Olympic Council President Natalie Cook. “It’s going to change and it’s very exciting. “

His case envisages a budget of AU $ 4.5 billion (€ 2.8 billion), justified by the existing infrastructure and well below the € 13 billion spent for the Tokyo Olympics.

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The world with AFP