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Brisbane Wins Bid to Host 2032 Olympic Games

Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic Games, making it the third time Australia will be a host nation for the global sporting event following Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palazszczuk, leader of the host city’s state, made the announcement from Tokyo on Wednesday, after she travelled to Japan to present Brisbane’s 2032 Olympic bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a move that attracted some controversy given Australia’s international borders are closed. “BRISBANE 2032!!!” the premier declared on Twitter on Wednesday night. “Nearly 100 International Olympic Committee members cast their votes at the 138th Olympic Committee Session in Tokyo, and they have chosen Queensland to host the world’s greatest sporting event,” she wrote. “All Queenslanders can be proud of this historic moment.” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said securing the Games was a coup for Australia. “It’s a historic day not just for Brisbane and Queensland, but …

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