Brisbane will host 2032 Olympics and Paralympics
The 2032 Olympics and Paralympics will be held in Brisbane. The Australian city was the only bidder in a race steered by the International Olympic Committee.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told International Olympic Committee voters in a live link from his office: “We know what it takes to deliver a successful Games in Australia.”
In a statement Mr Morrison said he was “absolutely thrilled” by his country’s success in securing a third Games, calling it “a historic day not just for Brisbane and Queensland, but for the entire country.
“We know the impact on Sydney more than two decades ago was transformative, and we can now expect a repeat for Brisbane and communities across Queensland.
“I’m sure this news will be a big encouragement for all our athletes preparing to compete in Tokyo, and hopefully serve as inspiration for future generations of athletes right across the country.
“It’s a proud day for Queenslanders and Australians everywhere.”
Paris is set to host the Olympics next in 2024 and then Los Angeles in 2028.
Brisbane looked to have the deal secured months before the formal decision by IOC members at their meeting ahead of the Tokyo Games, which kicked off on Friday.
The Tokyo Olympics has been delayed by the COVID pandemic and is still at risk of being cancelled.
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