The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2032 Summer Games to Brisbane, Australia. Brisbane is about 450 miles north of Sydney and will become the third Australian city to host the Games. Earlier, Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000 hosted the summer Olympics. Brisbane’s bid was successful this time around for the Olympics 2032 after a failed bid for the 1992 games.
The Brisbane Games will take place during Australia’s winter, with temperatures in the city typically peaking around 24 degrees Celsius. Brisbane’s pitch for the Games involved a commitment that 84% of venues are already built or will be temporary. Some existing venues, including the Gabba cricket ground, will be renovated.
The Queensland state government estimates that hosting the 2032 Games will boost the state’s economy by 4.6 billion Australian dollars, or $3.36 billion, through increased tourism and trade.
The locals greeted Brisbane’s selection with fireworks and cheers on the city’s waterfront. However, Mask was mandatory on everyone’s face. Australia has imposed strict covid protocols to control the outbreak of the pandemic.
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Annastacia Palaszczuk, Queensland’s premier expressed her happiness through Twitter. “I’m so proud of our state: Queensland is the place to be,” she tweeted.