While a phase of “targeted dialogue” was launched last February, the Executive Committee gave its approval for the award of the 2032 Summer Olympics in Brisbane, which will be officially confirmed on July 21 in Tokyo.
After Tokyo this year, Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028, the Summer Olympics will return to Australia. Indeed, during a meeting organized on Tuesday, the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to retain the project submitted by Brisbane to host the 35th edition of the Olympic Games in the summer of 2032. Respecting the new award procedure, the IOC has set up a future host commission which, after receiving declarations of intent from several cities, decided to open a phase of “ targeted dialogue »With representatives from Brisbane and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC). At the end of this phase, a report was submitted to the Executive Board which unanimously decided to submit on July 21, on the occasion of the 138th IOC Session organized in Tokyo, the project presented by the capital of the State of Queensland.
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Brisbane benefits from Australia’s engagement
To justify this recommendation, the IOC Executive Board put forward “ a proposal driven by passion, submitted by a sport-loving nation “But also a” solid master plan “. Indeed, Brisbane offers 84% use of existing and temporary venues.” The other venues will be delivered well in advance of and independently of the Games in order to meet the needs of a growing population. », Adds the IOC in its press release.
In addition, Brisbane’s candidacy has the advantage of benefiting from the support of the Australian authorities, the population but also the private sector. The latter will be used to finance the entire budget of the Olympic Games, which is promised as ” balanced “. The vote during the IOC Session should only be a formality, Brisbane will become on July 21 the third Australian city to host the Olympic Games after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.