Brisbane's bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games received the backing of the IOC's Executive Board on Thursday.
IOC president Thomas Bach announced that the Executive Board had accepted the findings of the the Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad, which was put together to streamline Olympic bid campaigns.
Brisbane - the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland - was initially named as the preferred candidate in February
IOC members will now vote for the host of the XXXV (35th) Olympiad at the next IOC Session in Tokyo on 21st July - two days before the opening ceremony for the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics.
The Brisbane bid has been led by IOC vice president John Coates, who oversaw the update to the bidding process at Bach's invitation two years ago.
(Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from a syndicated feed; only the image & headline may have been reworked by www.republicworld.com)