As expected, the Australian city of Brisbane will be the host of the Summer Olympics in 2032. It will be the third time that Australia will host the great Olympic event.
– Brisbane City (@brisbanecityqld) July 21, 2021
Designated as “preferred host” by the International Olympic Committee last February, Brisbane will welcome the Summer Olympic Games in 2032. The decision was taken this Wednesday on the occasion of the 138th IOC Session, which takes place in Tokyo on the sidelines of the kick-off of the 2021 Olympics. Of the 80 voters, 72 voted “yes”, five voted “no” and three abstained. Several thousand people followed the announcement of the award live from the South Bank area, where fireworks were fired. The city of 2.28 million inhabitants, located on the east coast of the country (eight hours of time difference with France), will be the third Australian city to organize the Summer Olympics, after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. Only the United States (five Olympic Games including Los Angeles 2028), the United Kingdom (three Olympic Games) and France (three Olympic Games including Paris 2024) had the opportunity to ‘organize the Summer Olympics at least three times.
BRISBANE 2032 ELECTED AS HOST OF THE GAMES OF THE XXXV OLYMPIAD!
– IOC MEDIA (@iocmedia) July 21, 2021
Eleven years of visibility for the IOC
Five other cities or regions were interested in the organization of the 2032 Olympics but failed to obtain the status of “preferred host” from the IOC: Ahmedabad in India, Jakarta in Indonesia, Doha in Qatar, the Rhine-Rhur region in Germany and Madrid in Spain. With this designation of Brisbane, the IOC now has eleven years of visibility for the Summer Olympics and five for the Winter Olympics (Milan-Cortina in 2026), whereas previously, the host cities of the Olympics were designated with seven ahead. Barcelona, Sapporo, Salt Lake City and Vancouver are interested in a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics and Istanbul, Berlin-Tel Aviv, London and Montreal-Toronto for the 2036 Summer Olympics.