The Australian city and surrounding region of South East Queensland was approved to host the Games by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Wednesday in Tokyo.
“Brisbane 2032 is the first future host to be chosen under and fully benefited from the new flexible approach to choosing Olympic hosts,” IOC President Thomas Bach said in a statement.
The approach stimulates Olympic projects that make use of existing and temporary locations, says Bach.
The Olympic Games will take place from July 23 to August 8, and the Paralympic Games will take place from August 24 to September 5, at 37 locations.
Brisbane and the surrounding region will host or co-host a number of sporting events in the coming years, including the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, the 2022 UCI Road World Championships in cycling and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup 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 Games plan fit into regional and national long-term strategies for social and economic development in Queensland and Australia,” said Bach.
It will be the first Games in Brisbane, although Australia has previously hosted two: Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.
More to follow.