The IOC govt board signed off on the bid on Thursday and, below a new system designed to make bidding cheaper and extra environment friendly, a full session of the sporting physique will now vote on it on July 21.
With Brisbane the only most well-liked candidate, some media critics have urged the IOC session will merely rubber-stamp the choice however Coates, who was a key determine within the reform of the bidding course of, stated that was not the case.
“I was very, very pleased to get this vote of confidence … this was the next step along the way,” the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) president and IOC vice-president informed reporters in Sydney on Friday.
“You never know with the IOC members. A 50% vote in favour is required even if there is only one candidate. I’ve been around long enough never to take it for granted.”
Coates, who was recused from the vote of the chief board, stated that the IOC was nonetheless speaking to different international locations that had expressed an curiosity in internet hosting the Games, which embody Indonesia, the Netherlands, Hungary, Germany and Qatar.
Queensland State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk echoed Coates’s warning however was delighted Brisbane had moved nearer to becoming a member of Melbourne (1956) and Sydney (2000) as an Australian Olympic host metropolis.
“We have actually just done the final hurdle, and the finishing line is just in front of us, and it’s almost there, we just got to wait a little bit longer,” she informed reporters. “But today is an incredibly proud day, something that I never thought I would see in my lifetime, to get to this position.”
An impartial financial evaluation by KPMG, commissioned by the Queensland authorities, indicated that the Games would ship a complete profit of A$8.1 billion ($6.28 billion) for Queensland and greater than twice that quantity for Australia.
Coates stated A$10-11 billion in infrastructure enhancements proposed for southeast Queensland earlier than 2032 have been not essential for the area to host, however would make for a “much better Games”.
Australia’s Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck additionally welcomed what he described as “another significant milestone”.
“It reinforces the work that has been achieved so far by all bid partners and highlights what can be achieved when all levels of government work toward on an outcome that will have enormous benefits for the entire nation,” he stated in a assertion.