Brisbane hires the big guns for 2032 Olympic bid

A COMPANY that helped win the Olympics for Rio de Janeiro has been hired to investigate whether Brisbane should mount a bid for the 2032 Games.

Switzerland-based consultants Event Knowledge Services has been awarded the contract to carry out a feasibility study examining whether an attempt to secure the world's biggest sporting event would help fast-track infrastructure needed by the region over the next decade or two.

The group, headed by Queenslander Craig McLatchey - a former Australian Olympic Committee secretary-general and member of the Sydney 2000 organising committee - will also look at the potential long-term tourism and investment benefits that could flow from the international attention.

The firm's strategic and technical advice helped the Brazilian city secure the 2016 Olympics and they have advised 24 cities in 20 countries on preparing for major sports events.

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