AOC backs Australia 2028 Olympic bid research

By iSportconnect | September 23, 2016

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has given its support for a feasibility study to determine whether southeast Queensland should bid to stage the 2028 Olympic Games.

A study has already taken place that found that southeast Queensland would be eligible to submit a bid as a region, viagra buy with the city of Brisbane acting as the main hub for the Games.

The AOC has thrown its weight behind the idea, The Brisbane Times said the study would cost up to A$2.5m ($1.9m).

“We welcome the decision by the mayors of southeast Queensland to proceed with the funding of the feasibility study into a bid based around Brisbane for the 2028 Olympic Games,” AOC president John Coates said in a statement. “The Australian Olympic Committee has supported the concept of a feasibility study from the outset. We see this as the first step in the process.”

The Gold Coast region already has a major event lined up soon, they will stage the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Should southeast Queensland want to bid for the Games, the region must register an expression of interest by early 2019 and formally submit its bid by late 2019.

Brisbane submitted to stage the Games in 1992, but missed out to Barcelona. Australia last hosted the summer Olympics in 2000, when Sydney staged the Games.