The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Wednesday that the Australian city of Brisbane is the front-runner to host the 2032 Olympic Games, a decision that has been endorsed unanimously by the executive board of IOC.
“We have unanimously after a very intense discussion approved this recommendation,” IOC President Thomas Bach said during a press conference in Switzerland. “The commission based on this decision will start more detailed discussions with the Brisbane 2032 committee and the Australian Olympic Committee about their potential to host the Olympic Games 2032.”
According to the sports committee’s officials, the announcement aims to bring “stability” to the Games after the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 edition.
Bach said the committee would now enter a “targeted dialogue” with the Brisbane bid organizers and the Australian Olympic Committee after appointing a future host commission.
If the discussions would be successful and if Brisbane gets qualified, then it would be officially assigned as the host city of the international multi-sports event. This would make Brisbane the third Australian city to host the Summer Games.