Will Australia host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games? Dive into the drama
The International Olympic Committee’s, or IOC, Future Host Summer Commission has announced Brisbane, Australia, as the preferred destination to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games. This decision was endorsed unanimously by the IOC’s executive board.
This is a decision that many are thrilled about, as Australia had as difficult a 2020 as any country, between the horrific wildfires earlier in the year as well as the COVID-19 pandemic that immediately followed. Now, with the news of the 2032 Summer Olympic Games possibly heading to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland and home to more than two million people, this city of Australia is one step close to healing emotionally.
The IOC is notoriously progressive in their planning, selecting countries as well as host cities years in advance, allowing plenty of time for host cities to begin construction on Olympic facilities, lodging, as well as other future accommodations. But could there possibly be some drama surrounding this decision by the IOC? Let’s take a closer look at the facts.
The 2032 Summer Olympic Games
The news was delivered by IOC president Thomas Bach yesterday morning during a press conference that Brisbane had been unanimously selected as the “preferred candidate city” to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games. Brisbane beat out other host hopefuls, including Doha, Budapest, New Delhi, and St Petersburg.
“The commission based on this decision will start more detailed discussions with the Brisbane 2032 committee and the Australian Olympic Committee about their potential to host the Olympic Games 2032,” Bach stated during the press conference, live from Switzerland.
The next step requires about a year’s worth of negotiations from both sides to determine whether or not Brisbane ultimately meets the requirements. If all goes accordingly, Brisbane will become the third Australian city to have hosted two Olympic Games, after Melbourne in 1956 & Sydney in 2000.
Kristin Kloster Aasen, the Chair of the Future Host Summer Commission, stated that Brisbane & Australia had been selected over other cities & countries due to their past experience at “hosting other high-level sporting events”.
“The reason for us recommending the Brisbane project is they are a very advanced project and there are a number of criteria that sit really well with us,” Aasen claimed. “The high level of expertise in hosting major international sports events, the favorable climate conditions in July and August.”
Kristin Kloster Aasen also noted how Brisbane has past experience in traffic management as well as an existing hotel inventory, as proved during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
While it’s an exciting time for Australia and those who live in Brisbane, it’s not quite time to be jumping through the Olympic loops just yet. There are still a few obstacles that Brisbane must go through before the decision is officially confirmed.
Kristin Kloster Aasen had the following to say regarding the ongoing nomination process:
“It’s not a done deal, if you know what I mean, but it is a promise made today in terms of clarification. It takes the Australian project into a dialogue and depending on the outcome and recommendation we might give to the executive board to put Brisbane forward.”
Luckily, the 2032 games are still quite a ways away, as we haven’t yet had the 2020 Summer Olympic Games . . . and it’s 2021! This summer, however, will finally see the 2020 Summer Games take place in Tokyo, Japan, followed by the 2024 Summer Games in Paris, France, and the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
Are you excited about the possibility of the 2032 Summer Olympics being held in Brisbane? What are your favorite events during the Summer Games? Maybe you prefer the Winter Games over the Summer Games? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.