The AOC has welcomed this morning's announcement that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will enter into "Targeted Dialogue" with the Brisbane, Queensland candidature to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The decision, which was taken at this morning's IOC Executive Board Meeting, confers "preferred host" status to the Brisbane candidature which has the support of the Federal Government, Queensland Government, the Council of Mayors, South East Queensland, Australian Olympic Committee and Paralympics Australia.
Previously, the IOC's Future Host Committee (FHC) has been in "Continuous Dialogue" with the Brisbane candidature which examined Queensland's capacity to host an Olympic Games.
Targeted Dialogue is an ongoing dialogue specifically related to the 2032 edition of the Games.
Australia is in the box seat to host the 2032 Olympic Games after the International Olympic Committee named Queensland as its preferred candidate.— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) February 24, 2021
Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates told @Kochie_Online they were "very impressed" by the Sunshine State's proposal. pic.twitter.com/4gX2IjGw0n
AOC President John Coates says there remains a lot of work to be undertaken as the candidature process continues.
"This is an important next step in an ongoing dialogue with the Future Host Commission. We are very clear that we must continue to work hard in outlining our vision for a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032."
Read how the Olympic Community responded to the news HERE