It’s official: Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic Games

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Brisbane has won the right to host the Olympic Games in 2032.

The decision was confirmed after a meeting of International Olympic Committee delegates in Tokyo this evening.

Queensland’s delegation — including Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and Federal Sports Minister Richard Colbeck — had to restrain themselves to standing and clapping with COVID-19 restrictions ruling out any close-contact celebrations.

Brisbane’s CBD riverside erupted in fireworks as the announcement was made. 

Following the announcement, Ms Palaszczuk, Cr Schrinner and Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates took part in the formal signing of the Olympics contract.

Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia, has been confirmed as host for the 2032 Olympic Games. Photo: Jaimi Joy/Reuters.

Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games president Hashimoto Seiko congratulated Brisbane on its winning bid.

“My heartfelt congratulations go to the people of Brisbane and Australia,” he said.

“Over the past year, the world’s sporting community has faced the multiple challenges of COVID-19; however, under the steadfast leadership of IOC president Thomas Bach, the Olympic movement has made steady progress, culminating in today’s decision in favour of Brisbane.”

Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, also said in a statement securing the Games was a coup for the nation.

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

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

“It’s a proud day for Queenslanders and Australians everywhere.”

Source: ABC News.

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