The world’s biggest sporting event is rewriting rules to change the bidding game around a bit. This move has improved South-East Queensland’s chances of becoming an Olympic Games host.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made an announcement that is settling in very well among prospective bidding for hosting the game. Until now, there were certain stringent rules laid down by the committee that were taxing to the economy of the respective cities hosting it.
There was a unanimous vote against the increasing burden of cost on the host city, with the tax payers money involved. As the onus to host came solely on a single city, it had to be supported by a strong infrastructure, some of which had to be rebuilt around Olympics need. Only cities were allowed to contest for a bid, now regions, countries will be allowed to bid too. Announcement of the host seven years before the slated Olympic game has also been put to rest. This enabled ease in the bidding process gives Queensland a shot at hosting.
The Australian Olympic Committee welcomed this decision, which may fall in its favor. Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates said the commissions would “not necessarily wait until interested hosts come to the IOC, but will be pro-active and open minded to innovative proposals” calling this a “significant milestones”, in 123 years of the modern Olympics.
As most of Queensland lives outside, in the surrounding regions of the city, regional participation will also increase in the event. These rules are applicable for 2023 Olympics. A multi-city bid for the 2032 games with events across Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan, Redland and Toowoomba is also being considered.