“This unanimous decision by the Executive Board is in recognition of the years of work 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 of hosting major sports competitions and the broad political and public support for the event made the city’s bid “compelling”.
“The future of the games is bright,” said Bach.
Earlier this year, Brisbane was invited to submit its application to a “targeted dialogue” with the IOC’s Future Host Commission, a process aimed at avoiding the perception of transplants that plagued the 2016 and 2020 application processes.
The decision for 2032 will be announced by a committee of 100 IOC delegates on July 21, two days before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.
Australia had previously hosted the Olympic Games twice, Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.