As Tokyo steps up to host the 2021 Summer Olympic Games, Brisbane has earned the right to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games. The Australian city appeared to be a lock-in for the honor as no other city stepped up to challenge it.
“We know what it takes to deliver a successful Games in Australia,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told members of the International Olympic Committee on July 20.
Australia has hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice before. The 1956 Summer Olympic Games were held in Melbourne and the 2000 Summer Olympic Games were held in Sydney. However, Brisbane differs from Melbourne and Sydney because it is a smaller city than the other two locations were at the time of hosting the Summer Olympic Games.
“We want to show the world that midsized cities and regions can host the Games without financial distress or missed deadlines,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk added.
The 2024 Summer Olympic Games are set to take place in Paris, France and the 2028 Summer Olympic Games will take place in Los Angeles, California. The International Olympic Committee has not set a location for the 2036 Summer Olympic Games, but Istanbul has already put forth a bid.
Thank you to the Members of the IOC.
Today’s vote at the IOC Session in Tokyo ensures Australia will host its third Olympic Games, eleven years from now, following on from the proud record of Sydney 2000 and Melbourne 1956. ?https://t.co/SQ0mHKeNSm#Brisbane2032 pic.twitter.com/vSHFueZuW1
— AUS Olympic Team (@AUSOlympicTeam) July 21, 2021