Brisbane has been confirmed as the host city for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032. It will be the third time that the Games has been held in Australia after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.
Brisbane’s bid was the only one in the running, although it still had to be approved by an International Olympic Committee vote this week.
Australia’s Queensland capital will follow Los Angeles, which will host the Games in 2028. Meanwhile, Paris is the host of the next Olympics in 2024.
“My government is proud to be supporting this opportunity for Brisbane and southeast Queensland,” Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
“The Australian and Queensland governments are fully funding the infrastructure projects to be delivered in preparation for the Games, ensuring that they deliver for Brisbane 2032, but also leave a lasting legacy.”
Earlier this year, the IOC gave exclusive negotiating rights to Brisbane after changing their bidding format.
Qatar, Indonesia, Hungary and Germany had all expressed an interest in rivalling Brisbane for the Games in 2032.
- A Metro report