Australian Olympic Committee

Brisbane was awarded the 2032 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games on 21 July 2021. #Brisbane2032

WATCH / Brisbane's bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games

The Opportunity

The Australian Olympic Committee believes sport in Queensland and Australia more broadly will be super-charged following Queensland successfully convincing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to bring the Games back to Australia.

Following the Queensland Government's decision on December 9th 2019 to formally support a 2032 candidature, work began immedietly to finalise Queensland's vision and plans for the Games.

The Games will be more than a two-week sporting event. There's a ten-year runway of opportunity leading into the Games and decades of benefit to flow afterwards.

A Government study has predicted 129,000 jobs in tourism, hospitality and construction to be created by a Queensland Games. A tourism study has identified a $20 billion uplift from 2021-2036.

With the IOC's New Norm process in place, the cost of bidding for and hosting an Olympic Games has been significantly reduced.

The New Norm is part of the IOC's Agenda 2020 reforms.

WATCH / Agenda 2020

With the IOC's New Norm process in place, the cost of bidding for and hosting an Olympic Games has been significantly reduced.

It means hosts are encouraged to use existing sports infrastructure wherever possible, only creating new facilities if there's a long-term sport and community benefit.

The operational cost of running the Games in Queensland will also be offset by a minimum $2.5 billion contribution from the IOC, plus sponsorship and ticket sales. A Queensland Games will be cost neutral or may even turn a profit in terms of operations.

Queensland will need to upgrade transport infrastructure between the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast if it hopes to host the 2032 Games, but these transport improvements are needed anyway because of the rapidly growing population. The improvements are not Games dependent.

Queensland offered a unified approach with the Federal Government, Queensland Government, Council of Mayors South East Queensland (COMSEQ) and the Australian Olympic Committee joined together to take the opportunity forward.

This group formed the Olympic Candidature Leadership Group (OCLG) which undertakes discussions with the IOC through the Future Host Commission, which is a body created to conduct discussions with cities and regions interested in hosting the Games.

In 2020, the OLCG formed the core of a new entity, a company which took the candidature forward with representation from sport including Paralympics Australia, athletes and business.

What to Expect from Brisbane 2032

WATCH / John Coates AC, AOC President, Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia, Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland and Councillor Adrian Schrinner, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, present to the International Olympic Committee.

The Brisbane 2032 Virtual Tour

WATCH / Watch the virtual tour of Brisbane 2032

Key Moments that Shaped the Opportunity

February 2019 - Feasibility Study 2019
May 2019 - Sport Accord Gold Coast Visit by IOC President
June 2019 - IOC Further Changes to “New Norm” Processes
June 2019 - Prime Minister Morrison meets with IOC President at G20 Osaka
July 2019 - Queensland Government Taskforce – Value Proposition Assessment
August 2019 - Olympic Candidature Leadership Group (OCLG) Meets
September 2019 - Delegation to IOC Headquarters, Lausanne Switzerland
December 2019 - Queensland Government Commits to Olympic Games Candidature
March 2020 - Discussions suspended due to COVID Pandemic
September 2020 - AOC Provides Update
November 2020 - Prime Minister Morrison meets with President Bach and John Coates in Tokyo
December 2020 - Discussions to resume
January 2021 - IOC Presentation to Brisbane Candidature representatives
February 2021 - Presentation to IOC Future Host Commission
February 2021 - IOC Executive Board Instructs Future Host Commission to enter into “Targeted Dialogue” with the Brisbane candidature
March 2021 - John Coates on Brisbane’s ambition for Olympic Games 2032
April 7 2021 - Brisbane 2032 submits answers to FHC Questionnaire
May 10-12th, 2021 - IOC Conducts “Virtual Visit” to Brisbane
June 8-10, 2021 - Future Host Commission recommends preferred candidate to IOC Executive Board
July 2021 - IOC Session Elected Brisbane as hosts of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Games’ hosts
WATCH / The night that Brisbane was awarded the 2032 Olympics Games - #Brisbane2032

What Happens Now

Continuous Dialogue with IOC Future Host Commission
Targeted Dialogue
Future Host Commission recommends preferred candidate to IOC Executive Board
Executive Board recommends preferred candidate to IOC Session
IOC Session Votes on Games’ hosts 

Useful Links

Council of Mayors, South-East Queensland Feasibility Study
Council of Mayors, People of Mass Movement Study
IOC Olympic Agenda 2020
IOC New Norm Initiatives
New Norm Fact Sheet
Latest 2032 Candidature News