Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games
On 21 July 2021 the historic announcement was made after a vote by International Olympic Committee members at their 138th International Olympic Committee Session in Tokyo.
Brisbane 2032 aspires to create a legacy for the people of Queensland and Australia by leveraging by the Games as a catalyst to enhance social, economic, and environmental outcomes for our communities.
Queensland has 10 years to turn this vision into a reality, which begins with an initial foundational planning phase currently underway with key Games partners including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Australian Olympic Committee and three levels of government.
Foundational planning is currently focussed on:
A Games for all of Queensland
In 2032, Brisbane will become home to the Games for the XXXV Olympiad; it will be the third Australian city to host after Melbourne (1956) and Sydney (2000).
Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee
Every Olympic and Paralympic Games has an organising committee responsible for coordinating the delivery of the Games including sponsorship, ticketing, broadcasting, ceremonies, event overlays and logistics.
The Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee was announced on 10 April 2022 and will be made up of recent Olympic and Paralympic athletes, our best and brightest members of the community and representatives from all levels of government, the International and Australian Olympic Committees and Paralympics Australia.
The Board for the Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (OCOG) includes:
- Andrew N. Liveris AO
- The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier and Minister for the Olympics
- The Honourable Anika Wells MP, Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Sport
- The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Brisbane Councillor Adrian Schrinner, Brisbane City Council
- John Coates AC, Vice President of the International Olympic Committee
- Jock O’Callaghan, President of Paralympics Australia
- Bronte Barratt OAM OLY
- Matt Carroll AM, CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee
- Ian Chesterman AM, President of the Australian Olympic Committee
- Brett Clark
- Natalie Cook OAM OLY
- Kurt Fearnley AO PLY
- Rebecca Frizelle OAM
- Patrick Johnson OLY
- Sarah Kelly OAM
- The Honourable Steven Miles MP
- Graham Perrett MP
- Shelley Reys AO
- Rob Scott OLY
- Robyn Smith OAM, Australian member of the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board
- Cr Clare Stewart
- Tracy Stockwell OAM OLY
The Organising Committee will work with Games delivery partners to:
- drive sponsorship and revenue generation, ticketing and broadcasting
- organise events and ceremonies including the torch relays, and opening and closing ceremonies
- deliver the temporary infrastructure (overlay) to support Games operations including temporary athlete facilities and amenities and additional transport and security requirements
- provide accommodation and transport for competitors, officials and media
- manage thousands of volunteers to welcome athletes and guests during the Games.
The Queensland Academy of Sport’s (QAS) statewide Youfor2032 Talent Identification program is searching for the next Olympians and Paralympians.
The program Youfor2032 has been designed to identify our next generation of elite athletes. It will develop and nurture young Queenslanders who have the potential to win on the world stage, at international competitions including the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
History of the Brisbane 2032 submission
It all started in 2015 when the South East Queensland Council of Mayors initiated a bid to host the 2032 Games to accelerate infrastructure investment, boost jobs and attract tourism.
The Queensland Government established the 2032 Taskforce in July 2019 to determine the merits of hosting the Games and five months later all levels of government were united behind a collaborative effort to try to become the newest Olympic city.
The 2032 Taskforce worked alongside the Australian Olympic Committee, Paralympics Australia, other government agencies and the Future Host Commission to prepare the application.
In February 2021 Brisbane was granted ‘preferred host’ status, thus entering into targeted dialogue, and a final submission was made to the IOC in May 2021.
The Future Host Commission recommended to the IOC Executive Board that Brisbane’s proposal be put to a vote, which was set down for 21 July 2021. The IOC members voted in favour of Brisbane being awarded hosting rights for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
South East Queensland Council of Mayors initiated a bid to host the 2032 Games.
The Queensland Government established the 2032 Taskforce.
Brisbane was granted ‘preferred host’ status.
The IOC members voted in favour of Brisbane being awarded hosting rights for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Board of the Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (OCOG) was announced and met for the first time on 27 April 2022.
The following videos were used as part of the Brisbane 2032 final presentation at the IOC Session in Tokyo.
Brisbane 2032 will provide opportunities for people to be a part of history both in the lead up to and during the event.
Planning is underway to ensure all Australians can harness opportunities from Brisbane 2032. Further information will be made available online as planning progresses.
Brisbane 2032 will create a 20-year pipeline of opportunities for Queensland businesses to take part in exciting projects, create valuable new partnerships and supply chains, and develop their business capability.
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