Summer Games will be 2nd to be held in Australia, following the 2000 Games in Sydney.
IOC Chief Thomas Bach has cleared the way for Brisbane, Australia to become the host of the 2032 Summer Olympic Games. Bach said that the confirmation of the bid could come as early as a meeting on July 21st, just days before the torch will be lit to commence the delayed Tokyo Games. The bid was fast-tracked by earning "preferred status" after being the only city to meet the completion deadline prior to first evaluations. This pushed later bid proposals from Germany, Hungary, Indonesia and Qatar to the back-burner while the IOC executive committee evaluated the Brisbane proposal. Under the new awarding rules, any city who receives the title of "preferred status" will have a full evaluation done prior to other bids. If the IOC executive committee deems it feasible, then the bid will be awarded by acclimation. This was first put in place as part of the dueling bids situation with 2024 and prompted the sharing agreement that awarded the 2024 Games to Paris and allowed IOC to, at the same time, award the 2028 Games to Los Angeles. Australia hosted the 2000 Games in Sydney, notably marked by USA Men's Basketball star Vince Carter slamming a huge dunk over France's Frederic Weis, the Olympic debut of a then unheralded Michael Phelps who is now one of the most decorated athletes of all-time and the 5 medal, triple gold capture of track star Marion Jones. The Tokyo Games, originally set for last year, will kick-off on July 23rd with the United States broadcast on the networks of NBC. #nbc #olympics #australia #brisbane #ioc #michaelphelps #vincecarter #tokyo2020 #paris2024 #losangeles2028