Brisbane to Host the 2032 Summer Olympics

Jul 21, 2021
by Sarah Moore  

The International Olympic Committee announced today that Brisbane, Australia will host the Summer Olympics in 2032.

bigquotesBrisbane 2032 is the first future host to have been elected under, and to have fully benefited from, the new flexible approach to electing Olympic hosts. The reforms enable the IOC to work in partnership with cities, regions, and countries, to encourage Olympic projects which use a high percentage of existing and temporary venues, which align with long-term development plans, and which have a strong vision for sports and local communities.IOC President Thomas Bach

It will be Brisbane's first Games, although Australia has previously hosted two: Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

Proposed dates for the Olympic Games are 23 July–8 August 2032, with the Paralympic Games running from 24 August–5 September 2032. Events are proposed to be held across 37 venues.

bigquotesThe Brisbane 2032 vision and Games plan fit into long-term regional and national strategies for social and economic development in Queensland and Australia, and complement the goals for the Olympic Movement outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020 and 2020+5, while focusing on providing memorable sports experiences for athletes and fans.IOC President Thomas Bach


Upcoming Summer Olympic Host Cities:
2020 (2021) Tokyo, Japan
2024 Paris, France
2028 Los Angeles, USA
2032 Brisbane, Australia


Read the full press release here.


96 Comments

  • 62 0
 Let’s hope COVID-29 doesn’t disrupt them.
  • 30 33
 Nah man, we’ll still be stuck in the COVID19 lockdown till then - damn Nanny Country
  • 62 9
 Will be canceled because of excessive heat due to global warming.
  • 18 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: Shipload after polluting shipload of Chinese e-bike batteries will only make things worse.....
  • 4 0
 Hey it'll be our best opportunity to dominate the medal tally.
  • 6 43
flag p-m-z (Jul 21, 2021 at 22:48) (Below Threshold)
  • 11 4
 why anyone would want to host the O-limp-dicks at this point is beyond me.
  • 3 3
 @DoubleCrownAddict: *excessive heat, global warming or not.
  • 2 1
 @SIZ: yeah buddy!!!!
  • 1 0
 As lock down will keep with the Greek alphabet variants, after to Latin alphabet Variants and go on...Maybe those will be online Olimpic Games. jajaja
  • 1 0
 The one and only Covid 29 is made by S&M \,,/
  • 51 0
 I'm sure the Earth won't be on fire, under a massive cold wave, or historic flooding by then.....
  • 40 1
 It's Australia, all three will strike at once and the Aussies will take it in their stride.
  • 34 2
 Here’s to hoping that by then the entire Australian eastern seaboard won’t have been decimated by bushfire, the Brisbane river won’t burst its banks, and the entire barrier reef won’t be a skeletal white remnant of the life that once teemed and flourished there. Brisbane olympics, brought to you by BHP and Rio Tinto
  • 5 0
 @short-but-sweet:

Just skimmed some news from the next decade and I wouldn't count on it....

AP News, April 20TH 2030:

After China invaded Taiwan and later, Japan in the late 20s, it appears they have set their sights on taking over an entire continent - Australia.
  • 43 0
 @suspended-flesh: Australia has 46 ships in our Navy. That's not a typo - forty-six. That doesn't include the four kayaks we stole from New Zealand.
  • 12 1
 @iamamodel: We got yer back, mate!

Unless this Societal Polarity Attack we are currently under succeeds!
  • 22 0
 @iamamodel: Kayaks? Must have been some hand me downs we got from the states.

We've been lashing logs together with flax for a while now...
  • 1 0
 ..
  • 2 0
 @iamamodel: canada has 28 LOL
  • 5 0
 England has some sick tubs. They just permanently deployed a couple monsters in the area, I believe. China is getting too rowdy....building and claiming islands in waters they don't legally have right to. That doesn't really matter since they now control almost all known natural resources in the 3rd world.
  • 7 0
 @suspended-flesh: No offense to my mates in Oz, I lived there for 4 years, but China already owns it.
  • 3 0
 @iamamodel: Leaving New Zealand with no navy at all
  • 1 0
 Just dont use the kayaks.

I think aussie built us those kayaks / frigates And they were not even seaworthy. @iamamodel:
  • 3 1
 @suspended-flesh: Biden will decide that Australia needs to start promoting c r t. Plus the entire nation was founded by criminals.
  • 4 0
 @iamamodel: there was a point in time that West Edmonton Mall had more submarines than the Canadian navy. Our military is the cute puppy of militaries
  • 2 4
 @short-but-sweet: ...of droughts and flooding rains. Always has, always will be. Current inner city and left leaning media sucking resilience out of children and non scientific group thinking adults everywhere.
  • 2 2
 @AndrewFleming: You guys are communist already so SNAP!
  • 1 0
 @JustAnotherRiderHere: Joe ain't that woke, buddy!
  • 2 0
 @FoesKnows: lol you have poor scientific literacy
  • 2 3
 @short-but-sweet: really. Like the recent university study from WA on tree ring study and specimens pointing to the fact this century is wetter than the 17s and 18 hundreds. Dont believe everything to read on social media and in socialist public education and syllabus champ.
  • 3 0
 @FoesKnows: don’t believe everything the Murdoch press tells you to believe, chump
  • 1 0
 @FoesKnows: FACT MONGER!!!!!!
  • 26 1
 Thanks for the 10-15 billion dollars of debt at a time we are $60b in the red from trying to keep food on the table during COVID.

L.A. was the only Olympics to break even because they already had most of the infrastructure in place. Sochi and Beijing will be in debt for decades to come (note that both were political showpieces - more so than usual). Olympics are like wars - the people behind the desks have nothing to lose.
  • 33 0
 Why the Olympics don’t have a permanent summer location in Athens and a rotating winter location list on each continent I will never understand…
  • 1 0
 @sjma: I know, right!
  • 1 0
 @sjma: Makes too much sense!
  • 8 0
 Vancouver 2010 definitely was in the black after.
  • 1 0
 @sjma: be even cooler if the summer location was in Olympia
  • 4 1
 I thought Sydney and London also were perceived as successful from a legacy perspective?
  • 3 0
 @sjma: Or even every other Summer Olympics in Athens... Would be a great way to prop up the Greek economy and then every 8 years another country gets an opportunity.
  • 4 0
 @benhendy: that’s a really good idea too!

Also, after googling: Atlanta and Salt Lake City Olympics made very modest profits ($10MM and $56MM, respectively)
  • 1 1
 LA only made money because that's when the Olympics sold out hard core to corporations and led to what we have today
  • 3 0
 @TannerValhouli: Olympia, Washington?
  • 4 0
 @sjma: Unreal the amount of waste that goes into each Olympic games....so stupid. Thankfully my peeps here in Denver were smart enough to turn it down after it was awarded to us back in the 70's!
  • 5 0
 Brisbane won because they put up a template that would utilise a lot of the infrastructure already in place around Australia. Like Sydneys massive rowing, & kayaking facilities. It was put to IOC that 90% of all infrastructure was already in place across the country. Love or hate it, the proposal makes sense.
  • 1 0
 @up-left-down-right: Well yea, but when did making sense ever matter to the IOC?
  • 1 0
 @birddog69: yeah that’s where the games started right?
  • 2 0
 @WhatToBuy: I was getting seriously worried that Boston wanted to have the games last time the process rolled around. Big Dig 2.0: Olympic Boogaloo
  • 2 0
 @up-left-down-right: Yes, the olympics should only be held in locations with preexisting infrastructure (LA being one of them). It is absurd and immensely wasteful to build massive stadiums that are used for two weeks.
  • 1 0
 Almost all of the infrastructure from 1988 Olympics is still being used in and around Calgary. Things get used for training, recreation, competition, all still bringing in money. Just because it’s in the red when olympics start doesn’t mean it can’t keep making money after it’s over.
  • 2 0
 LOL $60 billion in debt, please, that's a rainy day for Bezos. USA is taking gold in the debt-lympics, which as of writing this we aaaaare (checks that numbers can have that many commas) $29,032,965,546,452 in debt. It appears we are $1 billion more in debt every 40 seconds, so we'll eclipse the Aussie debt in all of 40 minutes!
  • 25 1
 Someone has confidence in the continuation of the species.
  • 12 2
 Bread and circuses. Australians are in lockdown confined to our homes yet expected to get excited about an international event costing billions of taxpayer money in 11 years time! The only people celebrating this are the politicians and bureaucrats that are completely insulated from the impact of continued lockdowns.
  • 11 2
 Queensland’s not in lockdown though and barely has been thanks to a competent state government. Unlike our neighbours down south who in the midst of an out brake have their deputy premier sending counter terrorism police after Youtubers.
  • 2 2
 @spicysparkes: you call our government competent…… you have your blinkers on do you…
  • 1 1
 @Turboute: If you mean federal government is hopeless then you're not wrong, but comparatively Queensland has been miles a head of the other major states with being essentially Covid free the last year. Considering the blowout that was the last sate election, its only the vocal few complaining.
  • 2 0
 @spicysparkes: Yeah I know right, like destroying Federation and telling other AUSTRALIANS that their dying babies can go to their own states hospitals and stopping immunised vaccinated family members entering the state to visit dying loved ones. If you judge competency by the values of central state Socialism you are correct.
  • 1 0
 @FoesKnows: yep, I’ve just been thru that. Dying relatives and people can’t make it to visit or even funerals. It’s kind of a sore point that our esteemed premier is in Tokyo.
  • 1 0
 @spicysparkes: I’m pretty jaded at the moment but I think we are governed buy f*ckwits on all levels. I don’t believe anyone has our or our countries best interests at heart
  • 14 1
 what a waste of money, we have bigger problems to deal with
  • 9 1
 I live in Brisbane. Not keen for this at all. We had the Commonwealth Games couple years ago (60 Klms south at Gold Coast) and that was a nightmare. Hopefully I can move away by 2032
  • 14 2
 Came here for Dick Pound
  • 2 0
 @schlayer I was scrolling through all of the doom and gloom comments and then yours brought out a genuine lol... Thanks!!
  • 2 0
 it would be far easier on the entire globe if the IOC would just pick 5 venues on each continent to hold the games. pretty much every Olympic venue of the past have been left and turned into wastelands and a huge waste of money to build them
  • 6 0
 Rocket Frog [Up]
Dingo [Down]
Repeat for 25 laps
  • 2 0
 I lived in Vancouver and worked those Olympics. The city may have been in the black, but for what purpose? Showing off your city to the world is like showing everybody your secret trail and posting it on TrailForks; sure, you get some attention, but is the aftermath and extra attention really worth it? I mean, Vancouver is certainly no better off after 2010, and it wasn't that bad before.
It's the difference between famous and infamous.
You don't "try" and become a world class city (whatever that means), you are, or you are not.
Note that New York City has never hosted the Olympics, so I guess it isn't a world class city, and Vancouver is?
Just ask yourself "Who profits from this?" and realize that it is not the populace of the host city.
Merely wine and circuses for 2 weeks.
  • 3 1
 Well I for one am actually happy about this. I'm really close to a heap of MTB trails in SE Qld. So if anyone wants to rent my house out for the month or so of the Olympics... Pretty good central spot!
  • 7 6
 I'm another Aussie that's happy Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympics. These kinds of events provide a massive boost to employment, infrastructure spending and international profile, with a huge ripple effect continuing post-event. Good on those that had the courage and vision to submit a bid.
  • 3 1
 Exactly mate, can't wait for the Olympics in my home city, how good is that!
  • 5 0
 Newly de-iced Antarctica looking to host in 2036…
  • 3 1
 Wait…which months are summer in Australia?
How will this work?
Will global warming make it all moot?


So many questions…
  • 3 0
 In Queensland, all of them other than about 6 days scattered between July and August...
  • 2 0
 @Dangerous-daveo: 6 of the days have been in the last week!
  • 1 0
 Best time of year here in Brisbane. Absolutely magical riding weather. We already have most of the major facilities thanks to Commonwealth games so hopefully not too much of a hassle to get ready for it.
  • 5 1
 NOBODY CARES!
  • 12 0
 Another distraction to keep our minds off the real crisis: Beer prices in Canada are too damn high!
  • 10 1
 @suspended-flesh: Blame the micro brews for inflating the market....

No Theo.... I don't want to try your sage cured, lavender infused, winter brew, limited edition, IPA... thanks.
  • 4 0
 @OlSkoolJake: You had me at Lavender.
  • 2 1
 Sea otter has been delayed again. Untill Sept..but guess what the alpha varient is going to come out of your ass and that will be the end...
  • 1 0
 HUH? - Sick Otter has been set for Oct 7-10 2021 for months.....
  • 4 1
 Dick Pound.
  • 2 0
 It’s good to have goals right?!
  • 2 0
 WTF, we only just had one.
  • 2 0
 Ah ah ah Brisbane so hot right now ....
  • 2 0
 Is summer summer in Australia ?
  • 1 0
 Keep it in Brisbane not the Gold Coast sorry Iron Bark Gully or Gap Creek road.
  • 2 0
 Good job you told us pinkbike, we might have missed it
  • 1 0
 I want tickets to the wrestling match between Mike Nolan and Willem Powerfish.
  • 1 0
 September 2022 groms..sea donkey
  • 2 0
 Dick Pound down under!!
  • 2 0
 Dick Pound is Bihemispheric
  • 1 0
 Gutted I will be 51 yrs old by then. Flip side I hope I make it.....
  • 1 0
 Identify as world class and sign up with your chosen gender! I am gunning for the Special Olympics, hurdles.....
  • 1 0
 I don’t even think a few days in advance

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