Australia has a very special Wednesday.
After the nomination was approved, the International Olympic Committee announced on July 21 that the city of Brisbane would host the 2032 Summer Olympics. “It is a historic day not just for Brisbane and Queensland, but for the whole country,” said the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the announcement. “Only global cities can win the Olympics, so this is fair recognition of Brisbane’s reputation.”
After Melbourne (1956) and Sydney (2000), Brisbane is the third city in Australia to host the Olympic Games. “It is also an important step forward for Australia,” continued Morrison, “as we look to important events that will ensure economic growth and the social benefits that will reverberate for years to come.”
According to the announcement, the crowds celebrated on Brisbane’s South Bank as fireworks lit the sky. “The Brisbane Olympics will be in the hardest, most grateful and enthusiastic hands,” said IOC Vice PresidentOC John Coates said. “That was a really professional offer.”