Analysis: Brisbane secures 2032 Olympics but host cities rarely win long-term

Hosting the Games is an expensive business and the cities which have reaped benefits from doing so are the exception rather than the rule

Brisbane in Australia was the only name brought before the International Olympic Committee) for formal ratification to host the 2032 Games .Picture: Getty

With only two more sleeps until the 2020 Olympics begin in Tokyo, albeit a year late for obvious reasons, the host for the 2032 games has been announced. Brisbane will become the third Australian city to stage the greatest show on Earth in 2032, following Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.

Brisbane was long expected to be announced as host, having been named as the preferred bid by the selection committee back in February ...