Last Update 9:46
Sunday, 17 November 2019

Brisbane closer to committing to 2028 Olympic Games bid

Reuters , Wednesday 27 Jul 2016
Views: 1221
Views: 1221

Brisbane is a step closer to committing to a bid for the 2028 summer Olympics after a favourable study into the merit of hosting the Games in Australia's Queensland state.

A year-long pre-feasibility study said southeastern Queensland had the capability to bid for and host the event and local governments will decide in weeks whether to commission a more exhaustive feasibility study, local media reported.

The Gold Coast, a bustling holiday destination south of Brisbane, will host the multi-sport Commonwealth Games in 2018.

"It is about the long-term benefit of infrastructure," Brisbane city mayor Graham Quirk said.

"It's about the long-term tourism and investment opportunities that these type of events bring as well as out of that the long-term employment opportunities."

Rio de Janeiro will host the Olympics from Aug. 5-21, with Tokyo to stage the 2020 Games.

Rome, Paris, Budapest and Los Angeles are bidding for the 2024 Games, with a vote by the International Olympic Committee to decide the hosts in Sept. 2017.

Bidding for 2028 kicks off in 2019.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.