'Great honour': Scott Morrison makes massive Olympics statement

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Scott Morrison (pictured) talking at a press conference.
Scott Morrison (pictured) has offered his full support behind Brisbane's promising bid for the 2032 Olympic Games to the IOC. (Getty Images)

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has promised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) potential host city Brisbane would be the ideal location for the Games during uncertain times.

Brisbane was named as the IOC's preferred choice for the 2032 Games late last month, beating several other cities and countries who had publicly expressed an interest, and will now enter into a detailed dialogue with Olympic chiefs before any final decision is taken.

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Speaking to the IOC, Morrison promised Brisbane, and Australia, would be a "certain partner in uncertain times".

In a promising step, the IOC said Brisbane bid could help "secure the future of the Olympic movement".

"Every level of government is working together to deliver Brisbane 2032," Morrison told the virtual IOC session via a short video message.

"We will leave nothing to chance as we work with you during this period of dialogue.

"We want to be a trusted partner, a certain partner in uncertain times."

Brisbane favoured for 2032 Olympic Games

Brisbane got the leg up after being announced as the preferred choice for the 2032 Olympics, by the committee, but other countries are putting forward cities to host the games.

The IOC will enter dialogue before choosing the city and nation to host the Games.

Morrison added that Australia country could deliver another successful Games after Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

"It would be a greater honour for Australia to once again host your Games," Morrison added.

In a promising move, the IOC defended its choice of getting behind Brisbane's candidacy, which has effectively ended the hopes of other bidders.

"Brisbane presented an excellent opportunity to secure the future of the Olympic movement at times of uncertainty," Kristin Kloster Aasen, who heads the IOC's future host commission, told the session.

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