The IOC has confirmed Brisbane as the Host City for the 2032 Olympic Games.
The Queensland city’s bid was approved by the committee, having already been named as the preferred bidder and proposed by the IOC Executive Board in June.
The bid will see Australia host the Games for a third time, with the previous events being hosted in Sydney in 2000, and Melbourne in 1956. Queensland’s Gold Coast, meanwhile, was the host of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The news confirms Brisbane, which was selected unopposed in the IOC’s ballot, however, a number of other countries had expressed an interest in hosting the event.
“We encourage Olympic Games projects which are sustainable and economically responsible, which deliver the best possible Games experience for athletes and fans, and which leave solid legacies for local communities,” said Bach.
“The Brisbane 2032 vision and Games plan fit into long-term regional and national strategies for social and economic development in Queensland and Australia, and complement the goals for the Olympic Movement outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020 and 2020+5, while focusing on providing memorable sports experiences for athletes and fans.”
“Today’s vote is a vote of trust that Brisbane and Queensland will stage magnificent Olympic and Paralympic Games 2032. We have heard a lot of positive feedback from IOC Members and International Federations in the past few months.”
The news means Brisbane joins Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 as the confirmed, upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games Host Cities.