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Historic moment as Brisbane wins Olympic 2032 bid

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Brisbane has won its bid to be the host city of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic games

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is in Tokyo for the final pitch, which has been delivered earlier today.

After years of discussions and negotiations, in February the IOC named Brisbane as its preferred bidder.

Now, International Olympic Committee has approved the cities bid for the 2032 tournament.

The IOC’s official announcement in Tokyo tonight confirmed months of speculation that Brisbane was the frontrunner to hold the 2032 Games, beating out the likes of Qatar, Hungary and Korea.

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The city is blessed with a perfect subtropical climate and vibrant urban precincts, so it’s easy to see why it’s so attractive to host the 2032 Summer Olympics.

Brisbane Olympics would be spread across Brisbane, Gold Coast — which hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games — and Sunshine Coast.

Plans for a riverfront extravaganza and an athletes’ village in paradise – Surfers Paradise.

Organisers expect the event to cost $5 billion.

The massive chunk of that sum will go to operations for around 11,000 athletes.

Queensland is home to Australia’s largest theme parks and water parks and despite the giant wave pools, close to a billion will be allocated to venues.

Third time Australia plays host

It marks the third time the Olympics will travel down under after first arriving on Aussie shores in Melbourne in 1956 before returning with spectacular success in Sydney in 2000.

A final presentation was given by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and the Australian delegation this evening before the decision was formally announced by the IOC.

“The International Olympics Committee has the honour to announce that the games of the 35th Olympiad are awarded to Brisbane, Australia,”

IOC president Thomas Bach officially announced in Tokyo.

Australia’s big bid

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland would utilise ‘the entire state,’ stating that the games would expand into regional areas including Townsville.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Chiefs secure back-to-back Super Bowl titles against 49ers

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Will Patrick Mahomes be hailed as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history? 

The Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious once again, defeating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 to claim their second consecutive championship.

The high-stakes game kept fans on the edge of their seats as both teams showcased exceptional skill and determination.

The 49ers, known for their strong defence, put up a formidable fight, but the Chiefs’ offensive prowess ultimately proved too much to handle.

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Quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs with a stellar performance, showcasing his prowess with strategic passes and crucial touchdowns.

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As the confetti rained down on the Chiefs, celebrations erupted both on the field and among fans worldwide, marking another historic moment in the team’s legacy.

With this victory, the Chiefs solidified their status as a dominant force in the NFL, leaving fans eagerly anticipating what the future holds for this powerhouse team.

The Chiefs join the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s, the Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s and New England Patriots of the 2000s and 2010s as the only NFL teams to have won three Super Bowls in a five-year span.

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Amazon targets bankrupt Diamond Sports for streaming rights

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Amazon considers acquisition of Diamond Sports as part of its plan to expand streaming portfolio

Sources suggest that Amazon is eyeing the streaming rights for major sports leagues including MLB, NBA, and NHL, signalling the tech giant’s strategic move into the lucrative world of live sports broadcasting.

The potential deal with Diamond Sports would provide Amazon with a significant foothold in the sports streaming market, allowing the company to offer a comprehensive range of live sports content to its Prime Video subscribers.

This move aligns with Amazon’s broader strategy to diversify its entertainment offerings and attract a wider audience. The acquisition of streaming rights for popular sports leagues could make Amazon a major player in the competitive streaming landscape.

Industry experts speculate that Amazon’s interest in Diamond Sports is driven by the desire to capture the growing market for live sports streaming, a segment that has gained immense popularity in recent years.

The acquisition would not only give Amazon access to a vast library of sports content but also position the company as a formidable competitor to traditional broadcasters in the live sports broadcasting arena.

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Disney’s sport streaming goals

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Disney’s ESPN may achieve a $24 billion valuation; potential suitors could involve Apple and Verizon.

In a recent financial report, Bank of America suggests that Disney’s ESPN could be on the verge of reaching a staggering $24 billion valuation. This eye-catching figure has sparked interest from potential buyers, with technology giants Apple and telecommunication leader Verizon being touted as likely contenders.

The valuation surge is attributed to ESPN’s successful digital transition, with streaming services, exclusive sports content, and expanding international markets contributing to its growth. Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s sports networks further boosted ESPN’s portfolio, making it an attractive asset for prospective buyers.

Apple, known for its foray into content creation with Apple TV+, could leverage ESPN’s sports content to expand its media empire. Meanwhile, Verizon, with its vast telecom infrastructure and distribution capabilities, could use ESPN to enhance its content offerings and engage a broader customer base.

This development marks a pivotal moment in ESPN’s history, and its future owner could redefine the landscape of sports broadcasting. As the valuation continues to climb, all eyes are on the potential suitors and the ensuing negotiations.

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