The Australian city of Brisbane has officially become the host of the 2032 Olympic Games. The selection was confirmed at a public meeting of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and confirmed by the entity through social networks. In all, 80 votes were cast, with 77 in favor, three abstentions, and a majority of 39. Brisbane had 72 votes in favour, with five against.
As a result, Australia became an Olympic host three times. Previously, the Games were held in Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. The IOC now has a map of the following three summer games: the 2024 Games will be held in Paris, while the 2028 Games will be held in Los Angeles.
Headquartered in 2032, the Olympic Games will span five continents respectively: South America (Rio de Janeiro), Asia (Tokyo), Europe (Paris), North America (Los Angeles) and Oceania (Brisbane).
To celebrate, screens have been placed in some areas of the city. On the south bank, a theater has been set up for musical performances awaiting the announcement. The candidacy was supported by the municipalities, state and federal, as well as the private sector, which pleased him.
The Brisbane selection process was different from previous editions. The IOC has opened a dialogue with cities that have made a viable bid to host the Games, and only the Australian city has shown it has conditions.
John Coates, president of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) stated that these will be the “Union Games”. The Governor of Queensland – where Brisbane is located – Anastasia Balachchuk spoke about how the event will help speed up infrastructure work in the region.