Brisbane has been officially announced as host of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032.
The Australian metropolis and surrounding South-East Queensland area had been accepted as the Games hosts at an International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Tokyo on Wednesday.
“Brisbane 2032 is the primary future host to have been elected underneath, and to have totally benefited from, the brand new versatile strategy to electing Olympic hosts,” mentioned IOC President Thomas Bach in an announcement.
The strategy encourages Olympic tasks which make use of current and non permanent venues, added Bach.
The Olympics are slated to run from July 23-August 8, with the Paralympic Games going down from August 24-September 5, throughout 37 venues.
Brisbane and the encompassing area is ready to host or co-host a quantity of sporting occasions within the subsequent few years, together with the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, the 2022 UCI Road World Championships in biking, and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in soccer.
The area additionally hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, an space which is able to host some occasions in 2032.
“The Brisbane 2032 imaginative and prescient and Games plan match into long-term regional and nationwide methods for social and financial growth in Queensland and Australia,” mentioned Bach.
It will probably be Brisbane’s first Games, though Australia has beforehand hosted two: Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.
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