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Next Aussie city to host the Olympics?

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It could very well be Sydney or Melbourne again but the others are also a possibility. Australia is bound to have another Olympics before 2030 I rekon.
 

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I think Brisbane. Won't be Sydney next time around in Oz. Possibly Melbourne, but Brisbane's more likely IMO. Would be quite away off though, easily another 20-30 years.

Sorry, but Adelaide would be lucky to be the next Aussie city to host the Commonwealth Games. It won't be hosting any Olympics.
 

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From http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2005/s1336250.htm

Article is a little old, but the points on a Brisbane bid are still valid.

Brisbane keen to bid for 2024 Olympics
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The World Today - Friday, 1 April , 2005 12:42:00
Reporter: Ian Townsend
ELEANOR HALL: The historic rivalry between London and Paris is heating up again, with both cities now favourites to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

The five cities vying to host the Games all have representatives in Brisbane today for the meeting of the Oceania Olympics Committee, and they're making their final pitches for votes before the winning city is decided in July.

So, never one to miss an opportunity, the Queensland Premier this morning put in a surprise bid of his own. Peter Beattie announced that Brisbane would be prepared to host the Olympic Games in 2024.

In Brisbane, Ian Townsend reports.

IAN TOWNSEND: Many of the heavyweights of the International Olympic Committee are in Brisbane today for a meeting of the Oceania Olympic Committee. Its 15 members will consider a new executive committee, talk about issues such as drugs in sport, and will hear last-minute bids from five cities who want to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

The President of the IOC, Jacques Rogge.

JACQUES ROGGE: It is an important time, yes indeed. They will still go to other functions in Africa and Latin America, but definitely I'd say to the Oceania region that's the last time they have the opportunity to show their plans.

IAN TOWNSEND: And last night, at an official dinner, Jacques Rogge said that one day he'd like to see Brisbane bid for the Olympic Games. That was enough for the Queensland Premier Peter Beattie to make this announcement this morning:

PETER BEATTIE: I think 2024 is probably the most likely first date that you could get, and that's simply because of who's in the queue. I mean, you've got to live in the real world and obviously I, you know, asked a couple of people privately what they thought, after the President made his comments last night.

We wouldn't realistically be in the bidding before 2024. That’s realistically where we are, and it may even take a little longer, but we need to start thinking about it. But this is a long-term project.

We would not be contenders before 2024, but it would require a lot of work, and we'd probably take four or five years to get ourselves organised to make a bid. All I'm signalling, and I wasn't going to miss that opportunity in front of the whole Olympic organisation not to put Brisbane on the agenda, and that's exactly what I deliberately did today, but in a long-term prospect.

IAN TOWNSEND: The suggestion seems to have gone down well with the IOC officials meeting in Brisbane, but they also have other things on their mind. Paris, London, New York, Madrid and Moscow are making speeches in support of their own bids in 2012, with a final vote to be taken in Singapore in three months' time. So even on the Olympic time scale, 20 years is a long way away.

If the Queensland Premier is serious about a bid, though, he'll be taking a close interest in the last-minute pitches today of Paris and London, which appear to be the frontrunners for the 2012 Games.

Jerome Lenfant is selling Paris with French passion.

JEROME LENFANT: So we have what we call "lamour de jeu", the love of the game, as it's a fantastic passion that the whole nation shares to host the Games. But we have to convince people from all over the world that the French people are really determined to do so, and because the opportunities are very scarce, this is one of them, and Brisbane is then an important meeting for us.

IAN TOWNSEND: And passion also seems to be the key for London's representative, Olympic Gold Medallist, now Lord, Sebastian Coe.

SEBASTIAN COE: In terms of what London can do, because of its passion for sport in this country, to widen Olympic participation and, simply put, to get more young people involved in Olympic sport, this is a campaign, it sounds a long way to go to Singapore, or some people rather would say it's only a short period of time, but actually in campaign terms it's a long time, it's 100 days.

IAN TOWNSEND: So Brisbane's 20-year campaign hasn't even started yet. And for Brisbane to even put in a formal bid, Peter Beattie will still have to get the other States and the Commonwealth onboard.

PETER BEATTIE: You couldn't do it without very strong support from the Commonwealth Government, strong support from the city and support from other States.

The important thing for me was to put it on the agenda in there, to the General Assembly, which is what I've done, and now spend the next few years getting together, see what sort of interest and support. I mean, bearing in mind we had Sydney, it is going to take some time for us to get another Olympic Games.

ELEANOR HALL: Queensland Premier Peter Beattie, taking the opportunity to make that surprise bid for Brisbane to host the Olympic Games in 2024. And that report prepared by Ian Townsend in Brisbane.
 

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Wikipedia has an interesting article on the 2024 Olympics, with run-down of potential bidding cities, including Brisbane:

Potential bids

Brisbane, Australia
Australian subtropical city Brisbane would seriously consider bidding for the Olympic Games in 2020 or 2024, Queensland Premier Peter Beattie has said. His announcement came after IOC President Jacques Rogge said the IOC would love to see a bid from Brisbane in future.
Nonetheless, Olympic officials are urging Brisbane not to be too eager in pursuing the idea so soon, because the 2000 Olympics were held in southern Australian counterpart Sydney.
In 1985, Brisbane failed to win the bid for the 1992 Summer Olympics, which were held in Barcelona. However, Brisbane does have experience in hosting major international sporting events, having hosted the 1982 Commonwealth Games.

Beirut, Lebanon
The city is set to host the Jeux de la Francophonie in 2009, and is considered a potential location to host the 2024 Summer Olympics games. The massive $1.2 billion Sannine Zenith project will make Lebanon capable of holding the games.

Paris, France
The city of Paris, France, has failed three times to secure the role of host city for the Olympic Games (for 1992, 2008 and 2012). 2024 will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the last time the Summer Games were celebrated in France. The Minister of Sports of France, Jean-Francois Lamour, had made clear that 2024 represented a choice objective for a Paris bid.

Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand is believed to be considering a bid for the 2024 games if they do not win the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Auckland has the advantage of having a highly multicultural population and a position as a major economic center of the Pacific. The city has previously hosted a number of large sporting events including the 1990 Commonwealth Games, the 2003 America's Cup and is set to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup and the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Also if New Zealand wins the 2007 America's Cup in Valencia the city will host the next America's Cup.

Philadelphia, USA
Larry Needle, executive director of the Philadelphia Sports Congress, said that if Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, wants to host the Olympics, its earliest 'realistic' chance would be the 2024 Summer Games.
A study conducted by eleven graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania showed that Philadelphia should consider bidding for the 2024 Olympics. The study said that among the city's biggest challenges would be convincing the voters who select the host city that Philadelphia is a "world-class city", something that "will require strategic changes in the city’s landscape in conjunction with a persuasive marketing strategy".
The study mentions that when arriving in the city from Philadelphia International Airport, it is difficult to find a route that doesn't include tours of abandoned oil tanks, derelict structures and thousands of tons of waste. In Philadelphia's favour is its location, so close to so many densely populated cities.

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, the capital city of Ireland plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games after the Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism, John O'Donoghue, publicly announced plans that the Irish Government would submit a proposal to the International Olympic Committee.

Thessaloniki, Greece
The Capital of the region of Macedonia seriously considers bidding for the Olympic Games of either 2024 or 2028. A masterplan has been announced by the Mayor and the Government has stated that will support the bid by all means.

Copenhagen, Denmark/Malmö, Sweden
The organization of the Games in Copenhagen, Denmark is being investigated by the Danish government. A cooperation with Malmö in Sweden is also proposed.

Hiroshima-Manila, Japan-Philippines
The Asian cities of Hiroshima, Japan and Manila, Philippines will try to bid cooperatively for the 2024 Olympic Games if the bid of Manila for the 2020 Olympic Games fails.
The difference for the hosting countries is that Japan had hosted the 1964 Olympic Games while the Philippines never hosted the Games but will try for the 2020 Games. Also, Japan is very successful in the gold race while the Philippines don't have a single gold in the entire history of the Olympics.


Full article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2024_Summer_Olympics
 

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Umm Adelaide?

Its gunna be at least 30-40 years before we see them return here. and I think Melbourne or Sydney will get it again.
 

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Umm Adelaide?

Its gunna be at least 30-40 years before we see them return here. and I think Melbourne or Sydney will get it again.
I can see Adelaide having a Commonwealth Games before long though.
 

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Brisbane if anywhere.

Come on people, there's only 20 million of us here,we've had two already, and the continents of South America and Africa have yet to host the Olympics ....
 

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Brisbane. I don't think there is any real doubt, that if any Australian city had a decent chance in the next 30-40 years, it would be Brisbane.
 

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Geelong of course, we can build an olympic park next to the Geelong Guggenheim on the internationally coveted and acclaimed Geelong Waterfront...hmm wait a minute...
 

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^^^^^^^^^^^

Don't laugh!

Atlanta had the games and that is a far bigger shit-hole than Geelong could ever hope to be!

Beijing from what I have heard is best described as the city out of Bladerunner. That is hardly an endorsement!
 

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Haha yea but those cities have over 25 times as many people, shitholes as they are. I'd love to see Geelong tho... they could hold some of the smaller, less popular events in Melbourne.

Auckland bidding is a joke at this stage, they have worse traffic problems than cities several times their size, and some of the most counter-productive councils around...
 

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Wikipedia has an interesting article on the 2024 Olympics, with run-down of potential bidding cities, including Brisbane:

Potential bids

Beirut, Lebanon
The city is set to host the Jeux de la Francophonie in 2009, and is considered a potential location to host the 2024 Summer Olympics games. The massive $1.2 billion Sannine Zenith project will make Lebanon capable of holding the games.

Full article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2024_Summer_Olympics
Someone's taking the piss arent they?
 

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Brisbane or Perth. But dont write off our 7th state's largest city....Auckland :)
 
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