Australia withdraws from the fight for hosting the 2032 Olympic Games

Australia withdraws from the fight for hosting the 2032 Olympic Games

23 May 2020 01:00 pm

Australia has decided to temporarily withdraw from the fight to host the 2032 Summer Olympics. It is reported that the decision was taken due to the effects of the corona virus.

The preliminary stage of hosting the 2032 Olympics is set for 2021. Australia is one of the top contenders.

Brisbane in Queensland is set to host the event , but the Queensland state parliament has decided to temporarily withdraw from the fight to win the host nation.

The state's parliament has decided that it will not be worth the cost of hosting and that it is not advisable to do so under the influence of the corona virus.

State Prime Minister Anastasia Palashek says her state government and the Australian government are focused on protecting their people from the global epidemic at the moment.

Commenting on this, Australian Olympic Committee President and Senior Representative of the International Olympic Committee, John Coates, said he would agree with the decision.

On two previous occasions, Australia has hosted the Olympic Games. Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.

New Delhi, Indonesia, Jakarta, North and South Korea, Italy, UK, London, Spain, Madrid, Germany, Netherlands, Ukraine and Belarus are in the fight to host the 2032 Summer Olympics.

The final decision on the city that will host the 2032 Olympic Games is set to be announced in 2025.