The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that it will start more detailed and exclusive discussions with the Brisbane 2032 Committee and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) about their potential to host the Olympic Games in 2032. Australia previously held the Summer Olympics in Melbourne in 1956, and Sydney in 2000. For the moment, only Paris and Los Angeles are confirmed as future venues, respectively for 2024 and 2028. Thomas Bach, president of the IOC, said that the Brisbane 2032 project proposes sustainable Games in line with the region’s long-term strategy and using mainly existing and temporary venues. The full IOC feasability assessment for Brisbane 2032 can be downloaded from the IOC website. Other countries had expressed interest in hosting the 2032 Games, including Qatar, India, Indonesia, China, Germany and Hungary. The other interested parties can continue the dialogue with the IOC though, as the city’s bid must still be approved by an IOC vote. If chosen, Brisbane would be the first city awarded a Summer Olympic Games under the new selection process. In 2019, the IOC established the Future Host Commission, which identifies and recommends host cities for the Games and enters into dialogue with prospective venues. This system replaces the previous approach of candidate hosts competing against one another, with the IOC then announcing the winner seven years before the Games.