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In the classic, you can probably have it, but we may take it away from you move, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Brisbane is the preferred site of the 2032 Olympic Games. John Coates, Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) president and second in command at the IOC warned Brisbane, that they are doing all the right things, but it is not a done deal yet.

City council voted in favour of submitting a bid by all but one of its councillors, in a session that lasted eight hours.

The IOC may award the Games to Brisbane as early as July 2021.

“It is not a done deal, there is much work to be done. The great news is that you are taking the correct first steps in Phase One of the legacy planning journey.”

The last time that an Australian city hosted the Olympic Games was in 2000 in Sydney, prior to that in 1956 Melbourne hosted.

SHOESTRINGS: The AOC has started a search for the country’s most inspiring young sports leaders as they launch the Australian Olympic Change-Maker program.

It is open to all secondary schools around Australia, celebrating students who live the Olympic spirit through leadership and use the power of sport to bring communities together. This program returned as communities look to return to a sense of normality after COVID-19 restrictions begin to be gradually lifted.

“I’m thrilled to open nominations for the Australian Olympic Change-Maker program in 2021,” said AOC chief executive Matt Carroll.