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Australia Emerges As The Favourite To Host Olympic Games In 2032

Australia Emerges As The Favourite To Host Olympic Games In 2032

According to reports, Australia is set to play host to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032.

And it's understood neither Sydney or Melbourne will be the preferred location for the prestigious Games.

That accolade belongs to Brisbane, which is reportedly the favourite to be crowned the official host city over the likes of Doha, Budapest, Istanbul, Jakarta, New Delhi and St Petersburg.

Reports from the Sydney Morning Herald suggest Brisbane's bid impressed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) who could announce their final decision as early as July.

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Respected Olympics news website Inside the Games also claims the Queensland capital is the IOC's first-choice out of all the other candidates.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Credit: PA
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Credit: PA

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) released on Wednesday.

"The Brisbane, Queensland candidature is following the process approved by IOC members in session in 2019," the AOC said.

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"We are aware that the IOC executive board will receive presentations from a number of commissions at its meeting tonight, including the Future Host Commission.

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"We are not privy to that presentation but look forward to any advice in due course."

Australia has a successful track record of hosting sporting events on the global stage.

The Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018 saw the country and the AOC receive an abundance of praise.

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And, of course, who could forget the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney?

An Indigenous performer during the opening ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Credit: PA
An Indigenous performer during the opening ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Credit: PA

"Today was very significant in that we were able to discuss getting our Olympic taskforce, or working group, back together... to look at the next stages that we have to go through," Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said back in December following a meeting with IOC vice president John Coates.

It's clear who the early front-runner is to host the Games, but let's just hope Brisbane can cross the finish line in first place when judgment day arrives in July.

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Topics: olympics, queensland, olympic games, latest updates, Australia

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Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.