Brisbane moves one step closer to hosting the 2032 Olympics with a vote due in less than two months time
Brisbane has moved one step closer to becoming the third Australian city to host the summer Olympic Games, facing a ‘date with destiny’ on July 21.
The executive board of the International Olympic Committee on Thursday proposed the Queensland capital as the host of the 2032 Games, with the choice to be put to a vote next month.
Brisbane was chosen as the preferred host in February, and the board’s proposal now goes to the IOC session, which will take place before the Tokyo Olympics next month.
Officials will now begin ‘targeted dialogue’ with an IOC panel about its bid to host the 2032 Olympics in Brisbane (pictured)
IOC President Thomas Bach said the decision now lies in the hands of the IOC members, who will vote on July 21.
‘We have seen many months of hard work and co-operation between three levels of government to get Brisbane 2032 before the IOC Members who make the ultimate decision next month,’ Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates said in a statement.
‘It is the Members we have to convince of the merits of our ambition to host the Summer Olympic Games for the third time.
‘We have our date with destiny.’
If negotiations conclude successfully, Brisbane would become the third Australian city to host the Games after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.