OLYMPICS Australian city of Brisbane wins right to host 2032 Summer Olympics

OLYMPICS

Australian city of Brisbane wins right to host 2032 Summer Olympics

Xinhua

16:32, July 21, 2021

TOKYO, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The Australian city of Brisbane won the right to host the 2032 Summer Olympics in a vote at the 138th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) here on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020.

The photo taken on Jan. 8, 2020 shows the Brisbane City Hall. (Photo: Xinhua)

Australia has already hosted the Olympics twice, in Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.

In 2017, the IOC awarded the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles.

In February, 2021, the IOC said that Brisbane was the preferred candidate to host the 2032 Games.

However, Qatar reiterated its desire to host the 2032 Games despite the IOC handing the preferred tag to Brisbane.

On June 10, the IOC's 15-strong executive board approved Brisbane as the single candidate for election.

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