The International Olympic Committee has elected Brisbane, Australia, to host the 2032 Olympics. The committee came to a final result during their secret ballot after Brisbane received 72 yeses from 77 valid votes.
Brisbane, located where Australia’s Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast meet, will be the third Summer Olympics to be held in Australia, after Sydney 2000 and Melbourne 1956. Many Australians are excited about the news, taking their celebrations to South Park to cheer on the announcement of Brisbane’s winning 2032 bid.
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) July 21, 2021
“I am proud of Australia, proud of Queensland, and proud of our team that secured this win for our country. The Commonwealth Government has supported Brisbane’s candidacy for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games right from the very start,” Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a press release. “We believe in this bid. We know it’s a huge opportunity for our nation, just like the Melbourne Games in 1956 and the Sydney Olympics in 2000.”
As the planet continues to warm, The Brisbane Plan offers a relative guarantee of optimal weather, since July and August are actually winter in Australia. Top temperatures in those months currently average only 68 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
The plan also aims to use existing venues in three district zones in South East Queensland: Brisbane Zone, Gold Coast Zone, and Sunshine Coast Zone. Whether it be a coastal national park or countryside, each zone will be transformed into its own unique atmosphere. In addition to those 31 venues, Brisbane will also add six new entertainment and sports venues.
Before we get too excited about the Brisbane 2032 Olympics, let’s not forget about the Tokyo Summer Olympics, which will start this Friday, July 23, 2021, with five new, ultra-exciting sports. After Tokyo, we can look forward to the Summer Games in Beijing 2022, Paris 2024, Milano Cortina 2026, and LA 2028.
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