The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) executive board has proposed Brisbane host the 2032 summer Olympics, with the choice to be put to a vote next month.
Brisbane had been the preferred host, chosen in February, and the board’s proposal now goes to the IOC session before the Tokyo Olympics next month.
“It is in the hands of IOC members to vote now on July 21,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.
“This commission looked in depth in all aspects of Brisbane 2032 … as well as the strong support across the entire political spectrum in Australia,” he said.
Chair of the Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad, Kristin Kloster Aasen, said Brisbane 2032’s case aligned with “social and economic development plans”.
“The project centres on delivering the best possible conditions for sport and the athletes in a sport loving country with proven experience in hosting successful major sports events such as the Commonwealth Games in 2018,” Ms Aasen said.
“The commission is satisfied that the guarantees provided by Brisbane 2032 are comprehensive and thorough,” she said.
“They demonstrate a strong support by all three levels of government and address all relevant matters.”
More to come.