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Brisbane set to be named host of 2032 Summer Olympics

Field Level Media
11 Jun 2021, 03:40 GMT+10

The International Olympic Committee is expected to name the Australian city of Brisbane to host the Summer Olympics in 2032.

The executive board on Thursday elected to propose Brisbane to the full IOC for a vote when it meets July 21 in Tokyo, days before the pandemic-delayed 2020 Summer Olympics are scheduled to begin. In February, Brisbane was named the preferred city, and the July vote is considered a formality.

If confirmed, Brisbane will become the third Australian city to host the Summer Olympics, following Melbourne (1956) and Sydney (2000).

"This unanimous decision by the 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," an IOC news release said.

Brisbane also would host the Paralympics.

The Brisbane plan calls for a balanced, privately-funded budget, as well as a commitment to a "climate positive" Olympics.

The budget has not been released.

Following Tokyo, the Summer Olympics will head to Paris in 2024 and to Los Angeles in 2028.

--Field Level Media

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