Olympic chiefs propose Brisbane as host of 2032 Summer Games

Olympic chiefs proposed Brisbane as the host of the 2032 Summer Games.© AFP



IOC President Thomas Bach announced on Thursday that Olympic chiefs have decided to propose the Australian city of Brisbane as the host of the 2032 Summer Olympic Games at next month’s International Olympic Committee session. The 15-member IOC Executive Board approved the City of Queensland as the single candidate for the election. The 102 IOC members will now vote on the resolution at the IOC session on July 21 in Tokyo ahead of this Summer Olympic Games in the Japanese capital.

“It is now in the hands of the IOC members to vote on this resolution in Tokyo on July 21,” Bach said.

“The unanimous decision of the IOC Executive Board Brisbane 2032 is a credit to the years of work undertaken by the Australian Olympic Committee and their partners to test every aspect of the project,” the IOC said.

The IOC said in February that Brisbane was the preferred candidate to host the Games, and that it would enter “targeted negotiations” with the Australian bid organisers.

The prize for the 2032 Olympics is the first to be held with a new election method adopted in June 2019 in an effort to combat a lack of application fees and serious bids.

For the 2024 Games, Bach produced “too many losers” from the process, after Rome, Hamburg and Budapest all pulled out of the race.

In 2017, the IOC awarded the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles.

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The IOC has since established its own “Future Hosts” commission.

Qatar has reiterated its desire to host the 2032 Games, despite the IOC giving Brisbane the preferred tag.

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