Brisbane can hardly miss the organization of the Olympic Games in 2032. The mainboard of the International Olympic Committee has nominated the Australian city as the best candidate.
The IOC’s choice will be put to the vote next month at the Olympic movement’s congress in Tokyo.
“It is now in the hands of the IOC members to vote on our nomination on July 21,” President Thomas Bach said after the board meeting. Brisbane had already been designated a preferred city by the IOC in February.
The IOC has introduced the preferred candidate system to prevent bid cities from spending large amounts of money to profile themselves. In the past, this also led to bribery of IOC members.
It would be Australia’s third time to host the Summer Games. Sydney was the host city in 2000; in 1956, the Games were in Melbourne.
“Brisbane proposes sustainable Games and mainly wants to use existing and temporary accommodations. We also recognize Australia’s strength as a sports nation at the Olympics over the decades,” said Bach.