Olympics return to Australia after 32 years, Brisbane to host 2032 Summer Games    


Tokyo: Brisbane will be hosting the 2032 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee announced on Wednesday. Olympics return to Australia after 32 years with the last being in 2000 in Sydney. Melbourne hosted in 1956 edition.

“We know what it takes to deliver a successful Games in Australia”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told IOC voters in an 11-minute live video link from his office. Paris will host the 2024 edition with Los Angeles staging the next.

Olympic events will be staged across the state of Queensland, including in Gold Coast, which hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Brisbane was all set to get the rights months before the formal decision by the IOC.

The IOC gave the Australian city exclusive negotiating rights in February under the new bidding format. In the new format, it lets the IOC approach potential candidates and pick them uncontested before the previously mandated seven-year advance mandated other in Olympic contests.

The new process was designed aiming at cut campaign costs and give IOC more control and remove the risk of vote-buying.


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