Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games

Australia’s Brisbane will be the host of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics after receiving approval from the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

 

Highlights

  • Brisbane becomes the third Australian city to host the Games after Sydney in 2000 and Melbourne in 1956.
  • The city’s selection means Australia becomes the second country after the United States, to stage summer Olympic Games in three different cities.
  • Brisbane the state capital of Queensland’s was the preferred host, chosen in the month of February, and had earned the executive board’s approval the last month.
  • Brisbane in 1992 had tried to hot the Olympics but it was awarded to Barcelona.
  • Brisbane’s bid to host the games was repeatedly praised by IOC due to certain favourable factors. They are high level support from all government and the private levels, existing venues percentage, favourable weather, experience in organising major events, etc.
  • Brisbane was the host of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
  • The Australian and the Queensland government will split the cost in a 50:50 ratio.

 

Host Selection Process

Several countries and their cities had expressed interest in staging the 2032 summer Olympics. They are:

  • Indonesia
  • Budapest (Capital of Hungary)
  • China
  • Doha (Qatar)
  • Ruhr valley region (Germany)

 

In a new process which the IOC has adopted the cities are not pit against each other against each other.. Unlike the past where the interested cities were selected on the basis of vote, in the new method IOC picks a preferred host city after conducting talks with all the interested cities and then the preferred city are put to vote at its session.

 

Starting this week, Tokyo is hosting 2020 Olympics; Paris will host the 2024 Games and the 2028 Summer Olympics will be hosted by Los Angeles.

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