The Gabba in Brisbane
The Gabba shall be one of many predominant venues for the Video games

Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Video games after being authorized by the Worldwide Olympic Committee.

The Australian metropolis was named the popular bidder earlier than being proposed by the IOC government board in June.

Will probably be the third time the nation has hosted the Olympics after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.

“It is a historic day not only for Brisbane and Queensland, however for your complete nation,” mentioned Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

“Solely world cities can safe the Olympic Video games, so that is becoming recognition for Brisbane’s standing throughout our area and the world.”

The announcement was greeted by cheers from the Brisbane delegates on the IOC session in Tokyo whereas fireworks had been set off within the Australian metropolis, the place individuals had gathered to await the vote.

“The Worldwide Olympic Committee has the honour to announce that the Video games of the thirty fifth Olympiad are awarded to Brisbane, Australia,” mentioned IOC president Thomas Bach.

The state of Queensland hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Video games and the Brisbane bid was praised for its excessive proportion of current venues, a great masterplan, expertise in organising main occasions and its beneficial climate.

The plans made use of 84% current or short-term venues, with the Gabba cricket floor set to be rebuilt to change into the lead venue.

The IOC modified its bidding guidelines in 2019 to scale back prices and make the method simpler for cities.

A number of cities and nations had expressed an curiosity in internet hosting the Video games, together with Indonesia, China, Doha in Qatar, Budapest in Hungary and Germany’s Ruhr area.

Brisbane’s victory appeared a certainty after it was unanimously chosen as the only candidate for 2032 by the IOC’s 15-strong government board.

“The Olympic Video games in Brisbane shall be in probably the most diligent, grateful and enthusiastic arms,” mentioned Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates, who’s an IOC vice-president.

“And I make this dedication to the athletes of the world – we’ll give you an unforgettable expertise.”

The choice means the IOC has now secured hosts for the following three Summer season Video games with Paris in France staging the 2024 Video games and Los Angeles in the USA to host the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics.

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