The International Olympic Committee has listed the Queensland capital as the frontrunner to host the Games in 11 years time, ahead of fellow bidders Spain and Qatar.
Australian Olympic Committee and Queensland officials will begin ‘targeted dialogue’ with an IOC panel overseeing the updated bidding process.
‘This decision is not a decision against anybody,’ IOC president Thomas Bach told reporters.
‘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
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed the news announced early Thursday morning.
‘The 2032 Queensland Olympics would support our economic recovery by stimulating investment and creating thousands of jobs for our state,’ she tweeted.
‘We haven’t crossed the finish line yet – we’ve just moved a little further ahead in the race.’
Australian Olympic Committee chief executive Matt Carroll also 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.
Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News