Brisbane 2032 Clears Another Hurdle

(ATR) The Brisbane City Council signs off on the bid as the process moves toward a possible IOC decision as soon as July.

(ATR) The Brisbane City Council signs off on the 2032 Olympic bid as the process moves toward a final IOC decision that could come as soon as July.

Only one councilor voted against the motion at the end of the first special meeting of the city council since 2007, according to the Brisbane Times.

Most of the eight-hour meeting was held behind closed doors as councilors were required to sign confidentiality agreements to hear presentations by Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates, Paralympics Australia president Jock O’Callaghan and others heavily involved in the early planning for the Summer Games bid.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, who is also chair of a bid leadership group, was among those giving a presentation.

"Today marked a critical milestone in the journey to hosting an #Olympics with the Schrinner Council Administration voting "yes" to the jobs created by an #OlympicGames, "yes" to the opportunities a Games would bring to our city and "yes" to fast-tracking investment in our region," Schrinner said on Twitter after the bid passed.

The IOC requires that all levels of government must sign off before April 7 as part of the "targeted dialogue" bid process launched last month that gives Brisbane exclusive rights to negotiate to host the 2032 Games as a preferred candidate. The state of Queensland is also expected to approve the bid.

If all the paperwork is completed on time, the IOC could award the 2032 Olympics to Brisbane as early as July at the IOC Session scheduled for Japan ahead of the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games.

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Written by Gerard Farek

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