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Brisbane to Host 2032 Olympic Games, Voted Overwhelmingly by IOC

The River City will host the 2032 Olympics with the IOC confirming the win in Tokyo overnight.

By 96five Thursday 22 Jul 2021NewsReading Time: 1 minute

The River City has eleven years to prepare for Olympic hosting duties, with Brisbane being named as host of the 2032 Games in Tokyo overnight.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has voted overwhelmingly for Brisbane to host the 2032 Olympic Games, with Australia now being in only a handful of countries to host the Games three times.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that Brisbane was already well placed with venues and infrastructure in place.

“Under the Olympics ‘New Norm’ we have over 80 per cent of our venues, we have cooperation with all three levels of government and we have agreements to do the infrastructure that is already needed for our city, which will complement the Games,” the Premier said.

IOC president Thomas Bach said that he had been impressed with the spirit shown by Brisbane’s bid.

“The Aussies really demonstrate it … you could feel it during the whole presentation, I could feel it even in my visit a couple of years ago to Queensland,” Mr Bach said.

“Second, it is a project which is absolutely in line with the IOC reforms — it’s a project of a sustainable Games in every respect.”

It’s not the first time that Brisbane has bid for the games; in 1986 then Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson led the charge for Brisbane to host the 1992 Olympics.  That bid saw the city come in third place to Barcelona would eventually host the ’92 games.