Australia’s state of South East Queensland is preparing a bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games for which they have kept the estimated cost of up to $900 million. They zoomed onto the staggering figure post the 18-month feasibility study, which was released on Friday. The study provides the assessment cost of hosting the Games in 2032, if Australia wins the bid.
According to the report from a feasibility study, South East Queensland could host an Olympic Games relying on venues that are existing and planned for development of the region.
Hosting an event of such big magnitude requires adequate transport arrangements, hotels as well as managing the influx of people. The report stated that Olympic Games will need at least 81,000 rooms to house at least one lakh visitors and another 15,000 athletes. This will mean an additional requirement of over 62,000 rooms. According to the report, the Olympic Games would bring an additional 100,000 visitors to the region as well as 10,500 competing athletes.
Australia has hosted the Games twice – in Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. Apart from Australia, several other cities and countries have also expressed their interest in bidding for the 2032 Games, which includes Jakarta in Indonesia, Shanghai in China, Buenos Aires in Argentina, as well as Germany and Russia.