Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games 6 days ago

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Brisbane has been confirmed as host of the 2032 Games

Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, following approval from the International Olympic Committee.

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This will be the third time the Games have been staged in Australia after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.

Brisbane had been named the preferred bidder to host the Games last month by the IOC's executive board. Other cities - including Jakarta, Doha and Madrid had also expressed an interest in hosting the Games.

With the new confirmed, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described it as a "historic day" for the city, region and Australia as a whole.

"Only global cities can secure the Olympic Games, so this is fitting recognition for Brisbane's standing across our region and the world," Morrison added.

The news was greeted with fireworks in the city, where people had gathered to wait for news of the vote.

"The International Olympic Committee has the honour to announce that the Games of the 35th Olympiad are awarded to Brisbane, Australia," said Thomas Bach, the IOC president.

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The city hosted some events as part of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, holding the Games outright in 1982.