The Australian city has been unanimously nominated as the sole candidate for 2032 by the 15-member executive committee of the International Olympic Committee in June.
The Australian city of Brisbane will host the 2032 Summer Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the recommendation of its executive council.
“The International Olympic Committee has the honor of announcing that the 35th Olympic Games are being held in Brisbane, Australia,” said CIO President Thomas Bach after a vote in Tokyo, the capital of Japan.
The announcement was greeted by greetings from Brisbane delegates at the CIO session and fireworks were set off in the Australian city, where people had gathered to wait for the vote.
Brisbane’s victory seemed certain after its unanimous proposal as the sole candidate for 2032 by the June 15 CIO Executive Council.
It means that Brisbane will become the third Australian city to host the Games, after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.
Its offer covers 32 locations and most are already under construction.
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