LAUSANNE, Switzerland.— The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has declared Brisbane Australia winning the race, thus far, in becoming the host city for the Summer Olympic Games of 2032. The IOC identified the city as the “preferred bidder” and announced today, “Brisbane and AOC (Australian Olympic Committee) invited to targeted dialogue for the Olympic Games 2032.”
The IOC’s recently modified, less burdensome bidding process allows for clearer communications of leanings towards a leader before a final decision is made.
Other cities still in the running to host in 2032 are located in Germany, Doha, Indonesia, Budapest and China, among others.
Thomas Bach, IOC President, said Brisbane “Proposes sustainable Games in line with the region’s long-term strategy and using primarily existing and temporary venues.”
The IOC’s newly formatted bidding procedures are designed to identify frontrunner potential host cities early, so as not to waste time, money or energy with candidate cities that may not have the wherewithal, citizen buy-in or long-term commitment of a Salt Lake City, Utah, for example.
Since hosting one of the most successful Games in the modern era in 2002, Salt Lake City (SLC) has had its eye on the prize of a repeat performance. As hosting another Winter Olympic Games would involve and include Park City, Parkites are deeply invested personally and professionally Olympic geography. Many fingers are crossed for a successful bid to host the 2030 or 2034 Winter Games here.
Northern Utah has not only maintained but created faster, stronger, and higher sport and non-sport infrastructure than many former host cities can claim.
Exibit A) the fact that crews are still blowing the sawdust off the shiny new airport in Salt Lake City. Exhibits B-D) ground transportation, a new Major League Soccer stadium that can pull double duty for other sports, and the ever-evolving Utah Olympic Park with its modern, proven hosting venue capabilities.