Sydney, July 21 (MNN) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had decided to award Brisbane, Queensland the right to host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032.
The vote in this regard was taken at an IOC session in Tokyo on Tuesday, ensuring Australia will host its third Olympic Games, eleven years from now, following on from the proud record of Sydney 2000 and Melbourne 1956. The AOC has thanked the IOC members.
AOC President John Coates said Brisbane and all Australians stood ready to deliver an Olympic and Paralympic Games that will “repay the trust shown by IOC members that Australia can deliver the world’s greatest sporting event to the very highest standard”.
“This is a very proud day for Australia, make no mistake. I thank the IOC Members for their confidence. Brisbane 2032 is genuinely committed to serving the ideals of the Olympic movement.
“The Olympic Games in Brisbane will be in the most diligent, grateful and enthusiastic hands. And I make this commitment to the athletes of the world – we will provide you with an unforgettable experience.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the 2032 games in Queensland would forge an enduring legacy for the entire nation.
“They will support economic growth and investment, deliver lasting community benefits and inspire the next generation of Australian athletes.
“I am proud of Australia, proud of Queensland and proud of our team that secured this win for our country.
“The commonwealth government has supported Brisbane’s candidacy for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games right from the very start. We believe in this bid.
“We know it’s a huge opportunity for our nation, just like the Melbourne Games in 1956 and the Sydney Olympics in 2000,” Morrison added.