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Brisbane closes in on 2032 Olympics

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Brisbane has moved one step closer to securing the 2032 summer Olympics with the executive board of the International Olympic Committee formally recommending the Queensland city ahead of a vote due on July 21.

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Brisbane was chosen as the preferred host in February, and the board’s proposal now goes to the IOC session, which will take place before the Tokyo Olympics next month.

If successful in next month’s vote, it will become the third Australian city to host an Olympic Games behind Melbourne (1956) and Sydney (2000).

IOC President Thomas Bach said the decision now lies in the hands of the IOC members, who will vote on July 21.

“We have seen many months of hard work and co-operation between three levels of government to get Brisbane 2032 before the IOC Members who make the ultimate decision next month,” Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates said in a statement.

“It is the members we have to convince of the merits of our ambition to host the Summer Olympic Games for the third time.

“We have our date with destiny.”

-AAP

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