Brisbane is set to be officially named host of the 2032 Olympics when the IOC meets in Tokyo next month.
IOC president Thomas Bach said after an executive board meeting Thursday that Australia’s third-biggest city can be awarded hosting rights as the only candidate proposed at a July 21 meeting in Tokyo.
The 2032 decision will be handed down by a committee of 100 IOC delegates on July 21, two days ahead of the Tokyo opening ceremony. It is set to be the first Olympic host selected unopposed under a new system to streamline and speed up bidding campaigns.
The Brisbane bid was put on the fast track to victory in February when the IOC named it as the preferred candidate. The bid was led by IOC Vice President John Coates.
The 2024 Olympics will be held in Paris, with the 2028 Games in Los Angeles — both cities offering more stability than the troubled and often chaotic organization in Rio.Australia last hosted the Olympics in 2000, with the popular success of the Sydney Games. Coates was heavily involved in the bid and organizing committees of those games.
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