Australia will host the 2032 Olympic Games with Brisbane winning the hosting rights to the global event. President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach announced Brisbane as the 2032 Summer Olympics host city during the 138th IOC Session at Hotel Okura in Tokyo. This confirmed widely expected news beating bids from countries including Spain and Germany.
President of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic Games Hashimoto Seiko said "Over the past year, the world's sporting community has faced the multiple challenges of COVID-19; however, under the steadfast leadership of IOC President Thomas Bach, the Olympic movement has made steady progress, culminating in today's decision in favour of Brisbane. I am confident that the Olympic movement will continue to gain momentum as it moves from Tokyo to Paris, from Paris to Los Angeles, and finally on to Brisbane."
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk described Brisbane's successful pitch to host the 2032 Olympic Games as "incredible" and said the win will "transform" the city and state.
"I'm just so proud of my state. It's going to transform city...It's going to transform Queensland into this brand-new golden age. It is our time to shine. It's incredible. It was a joint team effort. This is council, state and federal (governments) working for the people. So when you work together in the best interests of people ... anything can happen. It's real and it's coming home. So, yes, it's awesome."
Brisbane will join Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000 as Australian host cities with the successful bid.