Brisbane will host the Olympic Games in 2032, IOC confirmed on Wednesday.© AFP
Brisbane was awarded the 2032 Olympics on Wednesday, turning into the third Australian metropolis to host the Summer Games after Melbourne and Sydney. “The International Olympic Committee has the distinction to announce that the Games of the thirty fifth Olympiad are awarded to Brisbane, Australia,” IOC president Thomas Bach stated after a vote in Tokyo. The announcement was greeted by cheers from the Brisbane delegates on the IOC session and fireworks have been set off within the Australian metropolis, the place individuals had gathered to await the vote.
Brisbane’s victory regarded a certainty after it was unanimously proposed as the only candidate for 2032 by the IOC’s 15-strong govt board in June.
The resolution means the IOC has now secured hosts for the subsequent three Summer Olympics, with Paris holding the occasion in 2024 and Los Angeles holding the 2028 Games.
“We know what it takes to ship a profitable Games,” stated Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison by reside hyperlink from Canberra earlier than the vote.
Australia has already hosted the Olympics twice, in Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000, extensively thought-about one of the vital profitable Games in latest historical past.
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