Brisbane, Australia Awarded 2032 Summer Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has voted 72-5 to award Brisbane the 2032 Summer Olympics sending Australians celebrating and launching fireworks in Australia. Brisbane was already likely to secure the bid after the OIC made a controversial move in February that put other bidders Qatar, Hungary and Germany on the “B” list of bidders and let Brisbane be the only “A” list bidder.
The change in bidding by the OIC was meant to prevent vote-rigging, to lower the cost to bid, and to ensure Olympics are held in low-risk cities after Athens, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo were all seen as economic failures or had significant vote-bullying. In fact, the Tokyo Olympic are currently under criminal investigation in France.