I sense that people arent into the games... I’m 17 and never got to see Sydney 2000 so a home games is something that I dream of to get all this hype around the country leading into the games. I think it’s one of the best things in the world to bring all the nations together and I am sure that Brisbane will do a remarkable job of it in 2032.Olympics are a money drain in general. However if it can inspire the Feds to look north for two minutes and invest in Brisbane that would be good. It would also make the State gov look to reinvest in Brisbane instead of shipping some more dollars up north to polish the Cowboys nobs so that they can retain some marginal seats. Our economy is going to need to focus on tourism in the near future when all our mineral wealth is gone. Something like an Olympics could really help put Brisbane on the map for international visitors.
Yeah, but they won’t use Metricon for any of the games. Unless it’s soccer.The Olympics will encompass the whole of SEQ which would include parts of the GC
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The Olympics (and society/people) have changed from when I was a kid (80’s).Hey guys so what’s your opinions on the Brissy Olympics bid for 2032 that has been announced?
Brisbane weather in July is bloody awesomeWould be Brisbane’s to lose. Jakarta and Mumbai are very weak candidates, and Korea just had an Olympics.
I just can’t believe they’re talking about holding it in July of all months. Surely our biggest selling asset is the weather, the climate and the beaches, and they want to hold it in the one month of the year where it’s too cold and windy to go to the beach. Olympics are usually held in September, and that would be the perfect time of year to have it - sunny, warm, dry and consistent. Even early October just after the footy season. July would be a massive wasted opportunity tourism wise. Imagine coming to Australia for the Olympics from the northern hemisphere, packing your togs and towel, only to find out its colder than where you came from.
I know it’s really lovely in July from 12pm-3pm in the sun, but it’s not beach weather, and it’s quite chilly at all other times.
Bryan Dawe: What happened in Melbourne? What legacy did they have?
John Clarke: As a result of the Olympics?
Bryan Dawe: Yes.
John Clarke: Slums, by and large. They built a whole lot of accommodation out at West Heidelberg. It’s still there, I think. You still hear it mentioned from time to time. "Police later found the vehicle abandoned at West Heidelberg." "Police are anxious to speak to the population of West Heidelberg."
Damn, so it could end up costing $10 billion? That could be a lot of schools and hospitals instead of the Olympics. Even the official estimate is the same amount as cross river rail and I know which i would prefer.A good article today about Queensland Olympic bid.
Just one interesting quote from the article.
Pasquale Sgro, a professor of economics at Deakin University, said that despite public debate often focusing on the financial angle, cost was usually a low priority for bidders.
“These sort of bids are done for lots of reasons such as status and reputation,” Sgro said. “How much money they cost is a long way down the list.
“These sort of large events don’t really make any money. But the public like them apparently. Governments have money to spend so do you spend them on a warship or the Olympics?”
Previous Olympic Games bids indicate the final price tag could end up being at least double the initial estimate of A$5.3bnwww.theguardian.com
Yes money is always an issue. I was initially against a combined bid by Brisbane/Gold/Sunshine Coast but it may be a good move in the end.Damn, so it could end up costing $10 billion? That could be a lot of schools and hospitals instead of the Olympics. Even the official estimate is the same amount as cross river rail and I know which i would prefer.
Based on the article the bid really seems driven by the government's desperation for Brisbane to be 'Australia's new world city'. That would technically make us Australia's third world city, but don't tell them that