Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games officially confirmed by IOC in Tokyo after bid by Annastacia Palaszczuk delegation

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Melbourne 1956. Sydney 2000. Brisbane 2032.

The Olympic Games will land on Australia’s shores for a third time after the Queensland capital was confirmed as the host city in a vote by the International Olympic Committee.

Watch the moment Brisbane found out it secured the 2032 Olympic Games in the video above

The Brisbane bid for the global sporting event was ratified by IOC members who met in Tokyo on Wednesday night.

“The International Olympic Committee has the honour of announcing that the Games of the XXXV Olympiad in 2032 are awarded to Brisbane, Australia,” said IOC President Thomas Bach after the meeting, with the words marked by a massive fireworks display over the Brisbane River.

With those words, the River City and surrounding cities in southeast Queensland will come of age over the next decade as the region takes on its biggest challenge.

People celebrate in Brisbane following a vote announcement by the International Olympic Committee to grand the city hosting rights for the 2032 games. Credit: Jason O’Brien/AAP

Of the 80 IOC delegates present for the vote, 72 accepted the Brisbane bid. Three abstained and five opposed it.

The successful bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 11 years’ time comes after it had been granted preferred bidder status, with no other cities running against it.

The crowd at Southbank celebrates after the announcement was made.
The crowd at Southbank celebrates after the announcement was made. Credit: 7NEWS

The region already has about 80 per cent of the required infrastructure to hold competition, in part thanks to the Gold Coast’s hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates said previously.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner flew to Tokyo to be part of the final – but ultimately successful – presentation, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison attending remotely.

“It’s a historic day not just for Brisbane and Queensland, but for the entire country,” Morrison said.

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“Only global cities can secure the Olympic Games – so this is fitting recognition for Brisbane’s standing across our region and the world.”

Palaszczuk tweeted: “All Queenslanders can be proud of this historic moment.”

A massive fireworks display lit up the sky after the announcement as crowds celebrated in Southbank.

The bid has detailed a $5 billion cost of hosting the games in Brisbane, with claims most of the Games income will come from ticket sales of around $1.3b and domestic sponsorship of $1.7b.

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