Games of the XXXV Olympiad
2032 Summer Olympics Placeholder Logo.svg
Interim emblem for election as host city.
Host cityBrisbane, Australia
Opening23 July
Closing8 August
StadiumThe Gabba
Summer
Winter
2032 Summer Paralympics

The 2032 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXV Olympiad and also known as Brisbane 2032, will be an international multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 23 July to 8 August 2032, in Brisbane, Australia.[1]

It will be the third Summer Games to be held in Australia after the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Victoria and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, New South Wales.[2] It will also be the fourth Summer Games to be held in the Southern Hemisphere, after the aforementioned games in Australia and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This will also be the second Summer Games to be held entirely in a host city's meteorological winter, after Rio.

Following changes in the bidding rules, the International Olympic Committee selected and announced Brisbane as the winning bid on 21 July 2021, two days before the start of the 2020 Summer Olympics.[3] Brisbane was first announced as the preferred bid on 24 February 2021, gaining the formal approval of the IOC Executive Board on 10 June 2021.[4][5][6] Brisbane became the first host city to be selected to host the Olympics through the new bid process.[1] This will be the second consecutive Summer Games to be held in an English-speaking country; the 2028 Summer Olympics are scheduled for Los Angeles, California in the United States.

Bidding process

Further information: Bids for the 2032 Summer Olympics

The new IOC bidding process was approved at the 134th IOC Session on 24 June 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland.[7] The key proposals, driven by the relevant recommendations from Olympic Agenda 2020, are:

The IOC also modified the Olympic Charter to increase its flexibility by removing the date of election from 7 years before the games and changing the host from a single city/region/country to multiple cities, regions, or countries.

The change in the bidding process was criticised by members of the German bid as "incomprehensible" and hard to surpass "in terms of non-transparency".[9]

Future Host Summer Commissions

The full composition of the Summer Commissions, oversee interested hosts, or with potential hosts where the IOC may want to create interest, is as follows:[10]

Future Host Summer Commissions for 2032 Summer Olympics
IOC members (6) Other members (4)

Dialogue stages

According to Future Host Commission terms of reference with rules of conduct, the new IOC bidding system is divided into two dialogue stages:[11]

Host selection

Without any rival bid,[12] Brisbane was confirmed as host of the 2032 Summer Olympics at the 138th IOC Session on 21 July 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.[13] As per the new format of choosing future Olympic Games host cities from the IOC's Agenda 2020, the vote was in a form of a referendum to the 80 IOC delegates. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 72 of the delegates voted Yes, 5 voted No, and 3 other voters abstained.[14]

2032 Summer Olympics host city election
City NOC name Yes No Abstention
Brisbane  Australia 72 5 3

Organisation

Brisbane Organising Committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games was established by the Queensland Government to plan, organise and deliver the Olympic and Paralympic Games in accordance with the host contract".[15]

Development and preparations

From the 2021 selection of the city as the host for the 2032 Summer Olympics, Brisbane has 11 years to prepare for the games. The Brisbane bid relied on the premise that over 80 percent of the venues needed to host the games were already existing infrastructure. A 2019 feasibility study suggested that over A$900 million would be needed from both state and federal funding to host the games. The bid received federal government support in 2019.

Venue construction and renovations

The majority of venues for the Games are existing or undergoing renovations and upgrades. Most of the new venues would be situated in the Brisbane Zone, such as the planned Brisbane Live precinct located at Roma Street. The Brisbane Live precinct will house a 17–18,000 person arena as its centrepiece and will be used for events such as aquatics. The precinct will also include a new railway station under Roma Street. The precinct construction cost is around A$2 billion, with an estimated completion date of 2024.[16]

In April 2021, Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk stated that the Brisbane Cricket Ground would undergo an approximately A$1 billion redevelopment to serve as main stadium if Brisbane were awarded the Games, under which the stadium will be "entirely demolished" and expanded to a capacity of 50,000. A new pedestrian plaza would also be constructed, which has been proposed as a site for public festivities during the Games.[17][18]

Infrastructure

Trains on the Queensland Rail city network in 2018
Trains on the Queensland Rail city network in 2018

As of 2021, Brisbane has many infrastructure projects under construction or planning on top of the games. The Cross River Rail, scheduled to be completed in 2024, is an underground railway project through central Brisbane, which is under construction. The Cross River Rail will see the development of a new rail line underneath Brisbane River, and the redevelopment of several stations in the Brisbane central business district with a cost of over A$5 billion.[19] Other transport infrastructure projects include the Brisbane Metro bus rapid transit project that will see the construction of two routes with a headway of up to three minutes during peak times.[20] The project is scheduled to be completed by 2023.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner proposed that a 7-hectare (17-acre) glass factory at 137 Montague Rd, South Brisbane be redeveloped into a 57,000 m2 (613,500 sq ft) International Broadcasting Centre.[21][22]

The main Athletes' Village will be constructed at Hamilton.[23]

Venues

Main article: Venues of the 2032 Summer Olympics and Paralympics

Venues will be located in three zones in South East Queensland: Brisbane as main host city, and neighbouring areas Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Another five cities will host football preliminaries: Cairns, Toowoomba and Townsville in the state of Queensland. Australia's two previous host cities, Melbourne and Sydney will also host football preliminaries.

The Games

Under current IOC policies, the program of the Summer Olympics consists of "28 core" sports that persist between Games, with other slots able to be filled with backing of the IOC and organising committee (within a maximum number of athletes) in order to improve local interest and eventual chances of medals.[24][25]

Various sanctioning bodies have announced plans to pursue bids for sports to be added to the 2032 Summer Olympics:

Broadcasting rights

See also

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Summer Olympics Preceded byLos Angeles Summer Olympic GamesBrisbane XXXV Olympiad (2032) Succeeded by2036 Summer Olympics