During session # 138 of the International Olympic Committee in Japan, the next venue for the Olympic and Paralympic Games was chosen.
The highest governing body of sport chose Brisbane, Australia, as the new home of the greatest festival in world sport.
The Australian city received 72 votes in favor and 5 against a total of 77. It will be the third time that this nation hosts the games, after Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.
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“The vision and plan for the Brisbane 2032 Games fit into long-term regional and national strategies for social and economic development in Queensland and Australia. They complement the goals of the Olympic Movement outlined in the 2020 and 2020 + 5 Olympic Agenda, ”commented IOC President Thomas Bach.
Brisbane is the first site chosen under the IOC's new model of flexibility and utilization of existing and temporary facilities. This is to align with the long-term local development of the nations hosting the games.