Olympic chiefs have chosen to propose the Australian city of Brisbane as host of the 2032 Summer Olympic Games at the following month’s International Olympic Committee meeting, IOC president Thomas Bach declared Thursday.
The IOC’s 15-strong executive board approved the Queensland city as the single candidate for election.
The 102 IOC members will currently vote on the proposal at the IOC session on July 21 in Tokyo in front of this current summer’s Olympic Games in the Japanese capital.
“Now it’s in the hands of the IOC members to vote on this proposal on July 21 in Tokyo,” Bach said, refusing to speculate on a likely outcome of the vote.
“The unanimous decision by the IOC executive board is a credit to the years of work carried out by Brisbane 2032, the Australian Olympic Committee, and their partners, to test every aspect of the project,” the IOC added.
The IOC had said in February that Brisbane was the favored candidate to host the Games, adding it would enter “targeted dialogue” with the Australian bid coordinators.
The awarding of the 2032 Olympics is the first to happen with a new election strategy received in June 2019 trying to counter application fees and an absence of serious offers.
For the 2024 Games, Bach bemoaned the process had “produced too many losers”, after Rome, Hamburg and Budapest all pulled no longer available.
In 2017, the IOC granted the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles.
The IOC has since set up its “future host” commission.
Qatar wants to host the 2032 Games in spite of the IOC handing the favored tag to Brisbane.