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Games of the XXXV Olympiad
2032 Summer Olympics Placeholder Logo.svg
Host city Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Opening 23 July
Closing 8 August
Stadium The Gabba
Los Angeles 2028 2036
2030 2034

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

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. It will also be the second Summer Games to be held in a Southern Hemisphere winter, after the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brisbane was selected and announced as the winning bid by the International Olympic Committee on 21 July 2021, two days before the 2020 Summer Olympics due to bidding rule changes. Brisbane was first announced as the preferred bid on 24 February 2021, gaining the formal approval of the IOC Executive Board on 10 July 2021. Brisbane became the first host city to win an Olympic Games through the new bidding procedures.

Bidding process

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

  • Establish a permanent, ongoing dialogue to explore and create interest among cities/regions/countries and National Olympic Committees for any Olympic event
  • Create two Future Host Commissions (Summer and Winter Games) to oversee interest in future Olympic events and report to the IOC executive board
  • Give the IOC Session more influence by having non-executive board members form part of the Future Host Commissions.

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 as a city 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".

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:

Future Host Summer Commissions for 2032 Summer Olympics
IOC members (6) Other members (4)
  • Norway Kristin Kloster Aasen (chair)
  • Canada Dick Pound
  • China Li Lingwei
  • Philippines Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski
  • Dominican Republic Luis Mejía Oviedo
  • Cape Verde Filomena Fortes
  • New Zealand Sarah Walker (Athletes)
  • Italy Francesco Ricci Bitti (ASOIF)
  • Kenya Paul Tergat (NOCs)
  • Brazil Andrew Parsons (IPC)

Dialogue stages

According to Future Host Commission terms of reference with rules of conduct, the new IOC bidding system is divided into 2 dialogue stages are:

  • Continuous Dialogue: Non-committal discussions between the IOC and Interested Parties (City/Region/Country/NOC interested in hosting) concerning hosting future Olympic events.
  • Targeted Dialogue: Targeted discussions with one or more Interested Parties (called Preferred Host(s)), as instructed by the IOC Executive Board. This follows a recommendation by the Future Host Commission as a result of Continuous Dialogue.

Host selection

Without any rival bid, Brisbane was confirmed as host of the 2032 Summer Olympics at the 138th IOC Session on 21 July 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. 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.

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

Development and preparations

From the 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 per cent of the venues needed to host the games were already existing infrastructure. A 2019 feasibility study suggested that over $A900 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 an 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 $A2 billion with an estimated completion date of 2024.

The main Olympic Stadium, the Brisbane Cricket Ground, known locally as "The Gabba", will be expanded from a capacity of 42,000 seats to 50,000. Temporary venues will also be constructed around the city, such as those in Victoria Park and Manly.


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Trains on the Queensland Rail city network in 2018

As of 2021, Brisbane has a number of infrastructure projects that are currently 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 currently under construction. The Cross River Rail will see the development of a new rail line underneath Brisbane River, and the redevelopment of a number of stations in the Brisbane central business district with a cost of over $A5 billion. 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. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2023.


Venues will be located in three zones: Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. There are also venues in regional areas and other Australian cities such as Cairns, Toowoomba, Townsville, Sydney and Melbourne.

The Games


New sports

Talk has already begun to introduce new sports to 2032. The National Rugby League of Australia plans to make a push to debut Rugby league nines in Brisbane. Queensland is known to have a popular Rugby union and Rugby league fanbase, with the Brisbane Broncos being the local league team in Brisbane and the Queensland Reds being the state-based union team. The recent success of Rugby sevens at the 2020 and 2016 Summer Olympics is likely to have influenced this decision.

Broadcasting rights

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Juegos Olímpicos de Brisbane 2032 para niños

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