The International Olympic Committee has recommended Brisbane as the destination for the 2032 Olympics, and it will enter into a “targeted dialogue” about the prospect going forward.
The IOC’s announcement names experience hosting major international sports events, favourable climate conditions for athletes, existing and planned transport infrastructure, existing hotel accommodation, and strong government support among its reasons for choosing Brisbane.
“It is an exciting day for Queensland, for Australians, and particularly the people of Brisbane,” Morrison says. “I’m so excited that this was able to progress.”
While the committee is still open to dialogue with other interested parties, the IOC is impressed with Australia’s handling of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and hopes Brisbane can be the next Olympics location.
“We decided to seize an opportunity to take to the next stage our discussions about returning 32 years later,” IOC President Thomas Bach says. “In this way, we are also acknowledging the strength of the Australian team and other athletes from across the continent of Oceania at the Olympic Games over the past decades.”
“There’s still a long way to go,” Morrison says. “But we are effectively the preferred provider of… the Olympics of 2032.”