Olympic venues to show off the best of Brisbane and beyond
The venues revealed in the 2032 Games proposal have been carefully selected to showcase the best of Brisbane and regional Queensland, while keeping costs down.
“Queensland is renowned for its unique and spectacular locations and is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations,” said the report, which helped convince the IOC Executive Board.
Key to the plan is to organize outdoor sports that “showcase the diverse natural environment” to international television and online audiences.
They include beach volleyball at ‘Spectacular Broadbeach’, the triathlon held against the backdrop of the city and beaches of the Gold Coast, a road cycling marathon, walks and kitesurfing on the ‘scenic coastal strip of Alexandra Headland and the Sunshine Coast ‘hinterland and a horse riding competition in the heart of central Brisbane, archery and 3×3 basketball on the banks of the Brisbane River with the city backdrop.
The organizers also chose “the iconic Brisbane Football Stadium, one of Australia’s main rectangular stadiums, the Wyaralong Dam, showcasing the spectacular Scenic Rim hinterland, the inner city stadiums from Cairns and Townsville, the gateways to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest World Heritage Area “.
The revamped Gabba will get what organizers plan to be the centerpieces of the opening and closing ceremonies – watched by millions around the world – while the new Brisbane Arena in Roma St would be temporarily set up for swimming, one of the most popular tickets to Australia. spectators.
Toowoomba, Cairns and Townsville will secure the preliminaries and quarter-finals of football, while rowing would go to Wyaralong, sail to Manly, kitesurf to Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast and beach volleyball on the Gold Coast.
There will also be “live sites” – fan centers and festivals set up in regional centers like Rockhampton and Mackay and on the Gold Coast and Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast.
There will also be basketball on the Sunshine Coast, either on the Kawana courts or at a temporarily redeveloped culture and convention center in the new Maroochydore business district.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson, who has been part of the campaign for the 2032 Games since March 2015, said the move to a full IOC vote was one more step towards the region to be part of the bigger event in the world.
“This is an important next step, but it does not mean that the 2032 Games have been awarded to Brisbane 2032,” he said.
“We hope the vote will be positive, but we are prepared for all eventualities.
“If this future vote supports the ambition of Brisbane 2032, it will lead to more detailed planning of the key infrastructure needed to support the quality of life and connectivity in South East Queensland, which is the fastest growing region in the world. ‘Australia.
“In April, the Australian government and the Queensland government agreed to a 50/50 funding deal for the cost of infrastructure for the Games, which gave the proposal a big boost.
“Our key approach since day one in 2015 – and one that has never changed – has been to secure the investments needed to support the communities of South East Queensland as they continue to grow.
“With this proposal, all partners have recognized that hosting the Games should provide a legacy 10 years before and 10 years after the events of the Games.
“From my personal perspective, my efforts over the past six years to support the Games proposal have been driven by one goal: securing the much needed and long overdue investments in the transportation and infrastructure needed by our Sunshine Coast.
“Under the current proposal, Sunshine Coast is well positioned to potentially host multiple events if the proposal is accepted by the IOC.”
Originally published as Olympic venues to show off the best of Brisbane and beyond