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Brisbane close to hosting 2032 Olympics after approval of ‘irresistible’ bid

  • IOC’s executive give unanimous approval to bid
  • Members to vote on 21 July before final confirmation

Brisbane is close to being formally confirmed as the host of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics next month after its “irresistible” bid was unanimously approved by the International Olympic Committee’s executive.

The decision still needs to be put to a vote of IOC members in Tokyo on 21 July, but with no other cities left in contention it will almost certainly be a rubber-stamping exercise. If confirmed it will be the third time an Australian city has hosted the Olympic Games after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.

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