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Thus were the votes with which Brisbane became the headquarters of the Olympic Games.

07/21/2021 at 12:04 PM CEST

Arnau blanch

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has designated the Australian city of Brisbane as your favorite to host Olympic Games of the summer of 2032. The organism of Thomas Bach It seems to have changed its way of designating the Olympic venue after popular rejection of the Olympic candidacies caused withdrawals and only two cities attended to designate the Winter Games of 2022 (Beijing) and 2026 (Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo). That is why it has become the first time that the Games have been awarded without an open competition between various applicants.

The IOC forgot the usual process of pre-candidacies, candidacies, visits to cities, evaluations and a congress of several days in which even presidents of the aspiring countries tried to convince the members of the IOC. Through this trance, Madrid went through repeated failures to host the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Games. Faced with the displacement of cities, Bach directly pointed out and designated two cities at the same time: Paris 2024 Y Los Angeles 2028. The 2032 election appears to be going the same way, even though Doha, Jakarta (Indonesia), Chengdu and Chongqing (China) and North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) had shown their interest.

IOC President Thomas Bach has not voted, as presidents traditionally vote only to break a tie and the proposal was approved by 72 votes in favor, 3 abstentions Y 5 against. IOC members in Australia, John Coates and James Tomkins, were not allowed to vote. The session, which has taken place under strict health security protocols due to the coronavirus, has accepted the proposal of the IOC Executive Commission, made on June 11, that Brisbane should host the Games in 2032.

Brisbane 2032 was the first ‘Preferred City’, under the new IOC procedure of holding the venue elections, and will succeed Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028, the next venues for the Olympic event: “Brisbane 2032 is the first ‘future host city’ to be chosen under a new flexible procedure to choose the Olympic hosts. This reform allows the IOC to work together with cities, regions and countries to promote Olympic projects with the use of a large percentage of existing and temporary venues, which is in line with long-term development plans, and that have a large vision for sports and local communities, “said IOC President Thomas Bach.

The Australian city has taken priority in the Olympic race over other cities after Thomas Bach announced a joint effort to organize the Olympic event in Australia three decades after Sydney. In fact, Brisbane will be the third Australian city to host the Games, after Melbourne in 1956 Y Sydney in 2000. According to his project, his sports competitions would be divided into three competition centers: Brisbane itself (21 venues), Gold Coast (65 km away, with six venues) and Sunshine Coast (85 km away, with three).

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