2032 Games: Brisbane confirmed as Olympic and Paralympic host
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, celebrates after Brisbane was announced as the 2032 Summer Olympics host city during the 138th IOC Session in Tokyo on July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games after being approved by the International Olympic Committee.
The Australian city was named the preferred bidder before being proposed by the IOC executive board in June.
It will be the third time the country has hosted the Olympics after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.
"The International Olympic Committee has the honour to announce that the Games of the 35th Olympiad are awarded to Brisbane, Australia," said IOC president Thomas Bach.
The state of Queensland hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Brisbane bid was praised for its high percentage of existing venues, a good masterplan, experience in organising major events and its favourable weather.
The plans made use of 84% existing or temporary venues, with the Gabba cricket ground set to be rebuilt to become the lead venue.
The IOC changed its bidding rules in 2019 to reduce costs and make the process easier for cities.
Several cities and countries had expressed an interest in hosting the Games, including Indonesia, China, Doha in Qatar, Budapest in Hungary and Germany's Ruhr region.
Brisbane's victory looked a certainty after it was unanimously selected as the single candidate for 2032 by the IOC's 15-strong executive board.
由 15 名成员组成的国际奥委会执行委员会一致投票通过布里斯班作为唯一的候选城市，从而让布里斯班获得主办权变得毫无悬念。
The decision means the IOC has now secured hosts for the next three Summer Games with Paris in France staging the 2024 Games and Los Angeles in the United States to host the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics.