The Olympic Chiefs proposed Brisbane as the organizer of the 2032 Summer Games.© AFP
The Olympic leaders have decided to propose the Australian city of Brisbane as the organizer of the 2032 Summer Olympics at next month’s International Olympic Committee session, COI President Thomas Bach announced on Thursday. The 15-member executive committee of the COI approved the city of Queensland as the sole candidate for the election. 102 COI members will vote on the proposal now at a COI session in Tokyo on July 21, ahead of the summer Olympics in the Japanese capital.
“It is now up to COI members to vote on that proposal on July 21 in Tokyo,” Bach said, refusing to speculate on the likely outcome of the vote.
“The decision taken unanimously by the COI’s board of directors is the work of Brisban 2032, the work of the Australian Olympic Committee and their partners over the years to test all aspects of the project,” the COI added.
The COI said in February that Brisbane was the preferred candidate to host the Games, adding that it would include a “direct dialogue” with the Australian offer organizers.
The first allocation for the 2032 Olympics is made with a new method of election approved in June 2019, against demand rates and the absence of serious bids.
For the 2024 Games, Bach lamented that the process resulted in “too many losers” after all of Rome, Hamburg and Budapest were taken out of the race.
In 2017, the COI awarded the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Olympic Games to Los Angeles.
The COI has since set up a “future host” committee.
Qatar has reaffirmed its desire to host the 2032 Games despite the COI giving Brisbane its default label.
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