It Looks Like Melbourne Is About To Bid For The Olympics
Posted on August 25, 2016
Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has said he will consult key sports authorities about a fresh bid by the city to host the Olympics.
Athletes arrived home from Rio just yesterday but Doyle has put forward another shot at hosting the games..
Doyle said that Melbourne had great credentials because of it’s sporting infrastructure that is already in place and could be ready by 2028 or 2032..
“I don’t think it’s sustainable that nations, particularly those that are not very affluent nations, spend billions upon billions on stadiums and facilities that are then unused after the Olympics,” he said..
“We could show a very friendly Games, a very inclusive Games..
“We could show how you could purpose-build stadiums so that they are an integral part of the city’s infrastructure.”
Melbourne previously hosted the Olympics in 1956 but missed out on the 1996 games as 2000 was handed to Sydney.
Another Australian City, Brisbane is also looking at itself to host the games, touting themselves as 2028 or 2032 hosts, too.
Source: Herald Sun