Brisbane city, Australia

The Olympic Games in 2032 will be hosted in the city of Brisbane, Australia.

This was confirmed on Wednesday and the games will be returning to Australia 32 years after the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Brisbane city was picked to host 2032 Olympics without a rival bid and will also stage the Paralympic games.

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 is Brisbane will be in the most diligent, grateful and enthusiastic hands. I make this commitment to the athletes of the world we will provide you with an unforgettable experience.

John Coates, Australian Olympic Committee President and IOC Vice President
An aerial view of Brisbane city

The 2032 Olympics, the third to be hosted in Australia after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000, is estimated to cost $5bn.

The majority of this is expected to be recouped through ticket revenue, domestic sponsorship and broadcast rights.

About Brisbane:

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is a large city on the Brisbane River.

Clustered in its South Bank cultural precinct are the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions.

Another South Bank cultural institution is Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among Australia’s major contemporary art museums.

Looming over the city is Mt. Coot-tha, site of Brisbane Botanic Gardens. It was founded in 1824 with a total area of 15,826 Km².

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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