What can the Pacific learn from Brisbane 2032?

Published in the Griffith Asia Review’s Pacific Outlook section With the hefty price tag of hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the fear of creating ‘white elephant’ venues that long sit dormant after use, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has adopted a ‘new norm’ approach for the Brisbane 2032 Games. This plan, the IOC notes, “will provide cities with increased flexibility in designing the Games to meet long-term development goals” and “invites opportunities to reduce venue sizes, rethink transport options, optimise existing infrastructure and reuse the field of play for various sports.” While the Games will continue to carry a significant […]

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