IOC Executive Board proposes Brisbane 2032 as host of Olympic Games 2032

The 138th IOC Session, to be held in Tokyo in July 2021, will vote on the proposal of the Executive Board.

By ZK Goh
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) has unanimously proposed to the IOC Session that Brisbane, Australia, host the Games of the XXXV Olympiad in 2032.

The 138th IOC Session, meeting in Tokyo in July 2021, will vote on the proposal from the IOC EB.

It comes after the IOC Future Host Commission submitted a report to the EB on its Targeted Dialogue with Brisbane 2032, which was opened on 24 February.

Brisbane 2032 is the first "Preferred Host" under the IOC's new approach to host city elections.

"Sport is seen by many governments around the world as essential to the long-term development of their countries and regions," IOC President Thomas Bach said.

"The Brisbane 2032 Olympic project shows how forward-thinking leaders recognise the power of sport as a way to achieve lasting legacies for their communities."

Answering a question from Australian media, President Bach added:

"It was about Brisbane and Australia, it was about a sports-loving country, it was about the great support from the public and from all levels of government and across the entire political spectrum.

"It was a clear vision for a feasible and sustainable Olympic Games fully aligned with Olympic Agenda 2020 and Olympic Agenda 2020+5 and all this together made it irresistible for the [Future Host] Commission as well as for the Executive Board today.

"But we are not there yet, it's in the hands of the IOC members now to vote on 21 July."