The Australian city and surrounding area of South East Queensland have been approved as Games Hosts by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Tokyo on Wednesday.
“Brisbane 2032 is the first future host to be elected and to have fully benefited from the new flexible approach to electing Olympic hosts,” IOC President Thomas Bach said in a statement.
The approach encourages Olympic projects that use existing and temporary venues, Bach added.
The Olympics are slated to take place from July 23 to August 8, and the Paralympics from August 24 to September 5, at 37 venues.
Brisbane and the surrounding region are expected to host or co-host a number of sporting events over the next few years, including the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup, the 2022 UCI Road World Championships in Cycling and the Women’s World Cup. FIFA 2023 in football.
The region also hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, an area that will host some events in 2032.
“The Brisbane 2032 vision and plan for the Games are part of long-term regional and national strategies for the social and economic development of Queensland and Australia,” said Bach.
These will be Brisbane’s first Games, although Australia has already hosted two: Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.