The city of Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic Games and in doing so will become the third Australian city to host one of the world’s biggest sporting events.
The news comes as no surprise as Brisbane was the only candidate after being unanimously proposed by the IOC’s executive board.
The victory was met with jubilation by the city’s residents with celebrations and fireworks greeting the announcement.
The next three Summer Olympics will now be held in Paris (2024), Los Angeles (2028) and Brisbane (2032). 2032 will see the Olympics return to Australia for the first time since 2000 when Sydney acted as host for what is widely regarded as one of the most memorable Games in recent memory.
Following the news, IOC president Thomas Bach said: “The International Olympic Committee has the honour to announce that the Games of the 35th Olympiad are awarded to Brisbane, Australia.”
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison added: “We know what it takes to deliver a successful Games.”