The 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be in Brisbane, Australia

The 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be in Brisbane, Australia

As part of the event in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee voted to host the competition in 11 years.

Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted on Wednesday to choose Brisbane, the capital of the eastern Australian state of Queensland, as the venue for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The vote was secret and the result ended with 72 votes in favour of the Australian city and five against. The committee members listened to presentations by the Brisbane 2032 delegates, which included remarks by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, as well as a final report by Kristin Kloster, chair of the future Games host committee.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “We encourage Olympic Games projects that are sustainable and financially responsible, that provide the best possible Games experience for athletes and fans, and that leaves a strong legacy for local communities. ”.

“The vision and plan for the Brisbane 2032 Games fit into long-term regional and national strategies for social and economic development in Queensland and Australia, and complement the goals of the Olympic Movement outlined in the 2020 and 2020 + 5 Olympic Agenda, while focusing on providing sports experiences for athletes and fans, “he said.

“Today’s vote is a vote of confidence that Brisbane and Queensland will host magnificent 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We have heard a lot of positive feedback from IOC members and international federations in recent months,” he added.

For his part, the Prime Minister of Australia said: “The 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Queensland will forge an enduring legacy for our entire nation. They will support economic growth and investment, provide lasting community benefits and inspire the next generation of Australian athletes. I’m proud of Australia, proud of Queensland and proud of our team that secured this victory for our country.”

As the prime minister recalled, this will be Australia’s third time hosting the Olympics, having hosted it in Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.

 

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