The International Olympic Committee said on 25 February that Brisbane was the preferred candidate to host the Games, adding it would enter "targeted dialogue" with the Australian bid organisers.
Australia, Queensland and Brisbane have government leaders who back the bid and do not face re-election this year. It made now a good time to strike.
The IOC announcement does not mean Brisbane is guaranteed to get the Games, and there is said to be interest from other cities, but it is now the hot favourite.
The government-backed Queensland bid was made more likely after hosting the Commonwealth Games — a two-week multi-sport event for former British Empire countries — at Gold Coast in 2018.
When Budapest dropped out of the 2024 Olympics hosting contest in 2017 it left the IOC clear to reward both candidates left. Paris got 2024 and Los Angeles took the 2028 Games.
The Queensland bid will include cities in the southeast of the state and be centered around Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
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