Brisbane Named 2032 Olympics Host

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President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach announces Brisbane as the 2032 Summer Olympics host city during the 138th IOC Session in Tokyo on July 21, 2021. (Photo by Toru Hanai / POOL / AFP)

Brisbane has been awarded the hosting right of the 2032 Olympics, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has confirmed.

Bach confirmed this on Wednesday after a vote at the IOC session in Tokyo.

Brisbane is the third Australian city to host the Summer Games after Melbourne and Sydney.

“The International Olympic Committee has the honour to announce that the Games of the 35th Olympiad are awarded to Brisbane, Australia,” Bach said.

The announcement was greeted by cheers from the Brisbane delegates in Tokyo, while fireworks lit up the skies above the Australian city thousands of miles (kilometres) away.

“It’s a historic day not just for Brisbane and Queensland, but for the entire country,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

“Only global cities can secure the Olympic Games, so this is fitting recognition for Brisbane’s standing across our region and the world.”

Venues will be spread across Brisbane and nearby towns in Queensland state, including the Gold Coast which hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Australia has already hosted the Olympics twice, in Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000, widely considered one of the most successful Games in recent history.

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