Brisbane 2032 put forward by International Olympic Committee for election by IOC Session
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board has decided to propose Brisbane 2032 as host for the XXXV Olympiad. The voting by the IOC members will begin on 21st July, 2021 at the 138th session.
Based on a report by the Future Host Commission, the IOC Executive Board have made the decision following detailed analysis of Brisbane 2032 in the previous months. The decision was unanimous across the board due to the hard work carried out by the Australian Olympic Committee, their partners and Brisbane 2032.
The core strengths regarding the viability of Brisbane 2032 and Paralympic project are as follows.
1) A passion-driven offer from a sports-loving nation that has sent athletes to every edition of the modern Olympic Games and nearly every edition of the Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games.
2) A strong masterplan using 84 percent existing and temporary venues, set against a spectacular backdrop. The remaining venues will be delivered well in advance and irrespective of the Games to meet the needs of a fast-growing population.
3) Strong support from all three levels of government, the Australian population, and the private sector.
4) A commitment to embrace the principles of Olympic Agenda 2020 and 2020+5, to create an Olympic project to achieve lasting and meaningful legacies for local communities.
5) Alignment with existing strategies to accelerate progress towards long-term socio-economic goals, as well as the goals of the Olympic Movement, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and World Health Organization guidelines on physical activity.
6) A clear Olympic and Paralympic vision, designed to be as inclusive as possible, with a “10+10+” legacy concept spanning 10 years before and 10 years after the Games.
7) A commitment to sustainability, and climate-positive and athlete-centric Games.
8) A balanced, fully privately-funded budget and an independent impact study that clearly demonstrates the social, environmental and economic benefits of holding the Games.
The potential benefits of hosting the Games in Brisbane and South East Queensland could bring an estimated USD 6.1 billion in value to the state and a total of USD 13.4 billion to Australia. The values take into account factors such as volunteering, health, resident benefits, community infrastructure and behavioral change to reduce carbon emission and protect the environment.
IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Sport is seen by many governments around the world as essential to the long-term development of their countries and regions. The Brisbane 2032 Olympic project shows how forward-thinking leaders recognise the power of sport as a way to achieve lasting legacies for their communities.”
Kristin Kloster Aasen, Chair of the Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad, said: “Our Commission has worked closely with Brisbane 2032 through a collaborative partnership to explore how their vision, concept and legacy plans for the Olympic and Paralympic Games could align with social and economic development plans for the city and the region. The new approach to electing Olympic hosts has enabled this project to be enhanced as part of a two-way conversation, honouring our commitment that the Olympic Games should adapt to the needs of the host and their population, and not the reverse.”
An IOC Feasibility Assessment has confirmed that Brisbane 2032 has met all the criteria to open a Targeted Dialogue which will help preferred hosts optimize their projects in areas such as venue masterplan, legacy and sustainability and economics of the Games.