“This unanimous decision of the Executive Board is a tribute 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 said in a statement Thursday.
Speaking in Geneva, Switzerland, IOC President Thomas Bach said Brisbane’s track record in hosting major sporting competitions and the broad political and public support for the event made the city’s candidacy ” irresistible”.
“The future of the Games is bright,” said Bach.
Earlier this year, Brisbane was invited to nominate for a ‘targeted dialogue’ hosted by the IOC’s Future Host Commission, a process designed to avoid perceptions of corruption that plagued the 2016 and 2020 bid processes.
Decision 2032 will be rendered by a committee of 100 IOC delegates on July 21, two days before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.
Australia has already hosted the Olympic Games twice, Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.