Brisbane, Australia, picked to host 2032 Olympics

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TOKYO -- Brisbane was picked Wednesday to big the 2032 Olympics, the inevitable victor of a one-city contention steered by the IOC to debar rival bids.

The Games volition spell backmost to Australia 32 years aft the fashionable 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted successful 1956.

"We cognize what it takes to present a palmy Games successful Australia," Prime Minister Scott Morrison told International Olympic Committee members successful an 11-minute unrecorded video nexus from his office.

When the grant was aboriginal confirmed, with Brisbane winning the ballot 72-5, Morrison raised some arms successful the aerial and gave 2 thumbs up.

The triumph led to a fireworks show successful Brisbane that was broadcast to IOC members successful their five-star edifice successful Tokyo.

Brisbane follows 2028 big Los Angeles successful getting 11 years to hole for hosting the Games. Paris volition big successful 2024.

The 2032 woody looked done months earlier the ceremonial determination astatine the IOC meeting, which was held up of Friday's opening ceremonial of the Tokyo Games.

The IOC gave Brisbane exclusive negotiating rights successful February. That determination near Olympic officials successful Qatar, Hungary and Germany looking blindsided with their ain stalled bidding plans.

Though the effect was expected, a high-level Australian delegation went to Tokyo amid the COVID-19 pandemic to contiguous speeches, films and promises connected stage.

The metropolis of Brisbane sent Mayor Adrian Schrinner, the authorities of Queensland sent Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Australia's national authorities sent sports curate Richard Colbeck to woo Olympic voters.

They were joined by long-time Australian Olympic authoritative John Coates, present an IOC vice president who shaped the fast-track enactment process 2 years agone that present rewarded his Brisbane bid.

The first-time format was designed to chopped run costs, springiness the IOC much power successful dealing discreetly with preferred candidates and removed the hazard of vote-buying.

The task was described by the IOC arsenic "a passion-driven, athlete-centric connection from a sports-loving nation." Events volition beryllium staged crossed Queensland, including successful Gold Coast, which hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Brisbane's renowned cricket stadium, known arsenic the Gabba, volition beryllium upgraded and whitethorn big the athletics astatine the Games. Cricket was played erstwhile astatine the Olympics, astatine the 1900 Paris Games.

The adjacent 3 Summer Games hosts - starting with Paris successful 2024 - are present secured successful affluent and accepted Olympic nations without immoderate of the trio facing a contested vote.

The IOC and its hands-on president, Thomas Bach, person torn up the template of accepted bidding campaigns and hosting votes to fastener down preferred cities with the minimum risk.

Paris and LA were competing for 2024 until Bach and Coates oversaw including the 2028 rights successful an unprecedented treble grant 4 years ago.

The aboriginal hosts connection stableness for the IOC which was stung by the 2 erstwhile Summer Games contests being tainted by allegations of vote-buying erstwhile aggregate cities were connected the ballot.

The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics are inactive nether probe by French prosecutors. They person implicated officials who past mislaid their spot successful the IOC household arsenic progressive oregon honorary members.

A low-risk aboriginal beckons for the IOC pursuing the often-troubled Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games successful February, which volition propulsion scrutiny connected China's quality rights record.

Key partners person besides been secured done 2032. The IOC's signature broadcasting woody with NBC and top-tier sponsors Coca-Cola, Visa and Omega are tied down for the decennary ahead.

With lone large cities staging the Summer Games from Beijing successful 2008 done Los Angeles, Brisbane positioned itself arsenic a caller benignant of project.

"We privation to amusement the satellite that mid-sized cities and regions tin big the Games without fiscal distress oregon missed deadlines," Palaszczuk told voters.

Brisbane said it already has 84% of stadiums and lawsuit venues successful spot to acceptable the IOC's modern request of avoiding excessive spending and imaginable white-elephant projects.

A caller swimming arena is planned and billions of dollars volition beryllium spent connected transport projects - not due to the fact that of the Olympics but successful clip for them, Brisbane officials said.

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