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Melbourne mayor says city ready to host another Olympic Games

08/14/2012 09:21 EDT | Updated 10/14/2012 05:12 EDT
MELBOURNE, Australia - Melbourne's mayor says the Australian city is ready to host another Olympics and should target a possible 2024 or 2028 games bid.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said Tuesday that Melbourne's venues and stadiums were ready and had been proven successful in major events.

Melbourne hosted Australia's first games in 1956 and the Commonwealth Games in 2006.

Doyle said he doubted any other city in the world not hosting the Olympics "is as well prepared as we are right now. Think what we could do if we did dream large for 2024 or 2028."

Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has previously said Brisbane is the likely candidate for the next Australian Olympic bid.

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