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Golden Decade for Australia in Hosting World Sport

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Australia is fortunate to now be in an uplifting and historic golden decade in hosting World Cups or World Sporting Championships.

Here’s what’s coming down under over the next 10 years:

  • 2022 UCI Road World Championships (Wollongong)
  • 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup
  • 2022 ICC  Mens T20 World Cup
  • 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup (Australia and New Zealand)
  • 2024 World Triathlon Multisport Championships (Townsville)
  • 2025 FISA World Rowing Championships (Sydney)
  • 2026 Commonwealth Games (Victoria) – only bidder, decision shortly
  • 2027 Rugby World Cup (men) – preferred bidder, decision in May 22
  • 2028 ICC  Mens T20 World Cup (Australia and New Zealand)
  • 2029 Rugby World Cup (women) - preferred bidder, decision in May 22
  • 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Brisbane)


Perhaps aquatics too in 2029 or 2031? 
Swimming Australia keen to host FINA World Aquatics Championships - 6Nov21 - Sydney Daily Telegraph


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The Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith is a sentimental favourite of mine from Sydney 2000.

25 years later in 2025, it will host the World Rowing Championships.

A magical atmosphere and venue:



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1 hour ago, ulu said:

There was also some talk last year about hosting the World Athletics Championships before 2032.

Yes there was an Barlow Park in Cairns mentioned last year as a surprise venue with temporary grandstands, similar to Birmingham 2022 CWG. But not heard about it since then. 

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This list may expand further as Australia is now interested in hosting the Special Olympics World Games in 2027...



Special Olympics Australia Announces Formal Bid to Host 2027 World Games in Perth

Dr. Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Special Olympics International Board of Directors, has called upon governments, businesses, philanthropists and the local community to rally behind Australia’s bid to host the 2027 Special Olympics World Games in Perth.

The Special Olympics World Games have never been held in the Southern Hemisphere and could attract more than 8,000 athletes from over 170 countries. Over 500,000 spectators would be expected to attend.

The financial benefit to the Perth economy would be monumental. Over $200 million in economic benefits as well as legacy goals across the areas of inclusion, health, education, employment and justice could be on the line.

Tanya Brown, a member of the Special Olympics Australia Board and Chair of the World Games 2027 Bid Committee welcomed the call to action from Dr. Tim Shriver.

“To hear Dr. Shriver’s personal invitation for Australia to bid to host the most inclusive humanitarian event in the world is exciting in our journey to become a more inclusive and welcoming society. It is fitting for such a sport-loving nation that, through the catalyst of sport, we can achieve systemic change for our nation and change views, change lives, change our nation and change the world.”

The bid has been developed over the last two years and will officially be submitted in July. The Special Olympics International Board of Directors will select the host of the Special Olympics World Games 2027 in November and a public announcement will be made at a later date.

The Perth 2027 bid website: https://www.perth2027.org/

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