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Brisbane’s 2032 Olympic Games Bid Expected To Be Successful At IOC Meeting

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he International Olympic Committee (IOC) is expected to announce the recommended host for the 2032 Olympic Games as early as Thursday morning, with Brisbane reportedly the clear standout.

The IOC’s executive board meeting will see Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) president and IOC vice-president, John Coates, excuse himself while the Future Host Summer Commission presents its report, and the IOC will then make its announcement.

In a statement, the AOC said: “The Brisbane, Queensland candidature is following the process approved by IOC members in session in 2019.”

“We are aware that the IOC Executive Board will receive presentations from a number of Commissions at its meeting tonight, including the Future Host Commission.

“We are not privy to that presentation but look forward to any advice in due course,” the AOC said.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brisbane has emerged as the only remaining candidate city in current negotiations with the IOC over the 2032 Olympic Games, after other cities including Doha, Germany, Budapest, Istanbul, Jakarta, New Delhi, and Saint Petersburg showed initial interest in hosting the major event.

The official announcement for the host of the 2032 Olympic Games will only be announced later in the year, with IOC officials suggesting the announcement could be made as early as July.

The meeting Thursday morning involving the Future Host Summer Commission will reportedly see the Commission recommend to the IOC Executive Board the Brisbane bid should be named the preferred candidate.

If the recommendation is accepted, the Australian officials involved with the Brisbane bid will then open exclusive negotiations with the IOC.