It’s official! Queensland is now the front runner in the race to host the 2032 Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee voted unanimously overnight, to rubber-stamp us as the ‘preferred candidate’.
It doesn’t mean we have the event in the bag, but it does mean we now enter exclusive negotiations to secure it.
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We’ve beat out other countries that were keen to host the event, including Qatar, Hungary, Indonesia and India.
It would see major sporting events staged all across southeast Queensland, including here on the Gold Coast.
IOC President Thomas Bach made the announcement at around 2.00 am our time.
“The executive board has unanimously, after a very intensive discussion, approved this recommendation,” he said.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk tweeted the news this morning.
“The 2032 Queensland Olympics would support our economic recovery by stimulating investment and creating thousands of jobs for our state.
“We haven’t crossed the finish line yet – we’ve just moved a little further ahead in the race,” her tweet reads.
BREAKING: Queensland has moved a step closer to hosting the 2032 Olympic Games.
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) February 24, 2021