Brisbane 2032 announcement, Matildas v New Zealand women results, scores, schedule, tips, odds, teams
More and more IOC dignitaries have their say over the Brisbane 2032 decision and, unsurprisingly, everyone is pretty happy with themselves.
“With Brisbane, it is a host who is fully aligned with our reforms, with Agenda 2020 + 5, it is a very sustainable project, it is a project with a great legacy and it is a project of ‘a sport loving nation,’ said IOC President Thomas Bach.
” That’s what it’s about ; see sporting Australians celebrating the Olympics. I hope I can still hold on until then and be there.
AOC President John Coates admitted Brisbane was not ready the last time they tried to win the Olympics 35 years ago.
“Brisbane has matured, Brisbane will continue to mature over the next 11 years, especially with the infrastructure investment to which the federal and state governments are committed,” Coates said.
“It took a long time to come, but the city is maturing, it has matured and it’s just a wonderful opportunity.
“I was never sure how I would feel this time around, the second time – the second contract I signed – and it’s just as emotional, I can tell you.”
There will be more reaction soon – a press conference is about to start in Tokyo, and in about 45 minutes, there will be another uniquely Australian media opportunity right after.