Brisbane, Australia, chosen to host 2032 Summer Olympics

TOKYO — Brisbane, Australia, will host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday.

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According to The Associated Press, Brisbane was the only city vying to host the 2032 Olympics. Australia previously hosted the Games twice: once in Melbourne in 1956 and again in Sydney in 2000.

“The IOC has voted and named Brisbane the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Host City!” the city of Brisbane tweeted following the announcement. “Hosting the games will create a legacy that means more than four weeks of sport – it will provide a 10-year runway to #Brisbane2032 and a 10-year legacy afterwards. Brisbane will benefit from jobs, tourism, trade, and an estimated $8.1 billion boost to the [Queensland] economy.”

The committee’s formal decision came just two days before the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics, already delayed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, was set to take place in Tokyo.

The next two Summer Olympic Games will be held in Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028, the AP reported. As for the Winter Games, Beijing will host in 2022, while Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, will host in 2026. The committee has not yet selected the host of the 2030 Winter Olympics.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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