The international Olympic Committee announced that Australia will host the Summer Olympic games for the third time It was announced on Wednesday in Tokyo during the 138th IOC Session at Hotel Okura.
Brisbane, Australia the world’s largest sporting event will host the Olympic Games.
Adrian Schrinner, the lord mayor of Brisbane, said that the effort to make Brisbane a host city began six years ago under his predecessor.
“Our purpose was to seek an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity for our region and for our city,” Schrinner said in a message shared on Twitter celebrating the announcement.
The IOC member nations had an easy choice to make Wednesday. Brisbane was the only option still in the running to be a host city.
Whether Olympic host cities actually gain economically from holding the event is unclear, according to some reports.
The Associated Press reports the IOC essentially gave Brisbane exclusive negotiating rights in February, leaving officials from Qatar, Hungary and Germany who has also attempted a run at the 2032 hosting effort, out in the cold.
Australia previously hosted the Olympic Games in Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2020. Paris is all set to host the 2024 Olympics; Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy will host in 2028. Beijing is hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics.