Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games after being accepted by the International Olympic Committee.
The Australian metropolis was named the popular bidder earlier than being proposed by the IOC government board in June.
It would be the third time the nation has hosted the Olympics after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.
“It’s a historic day not just for Brisbane and Queensland, but for the entire country,” mentioned Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
“Only global cities can secure the Olympic Games, so this is fitting recognition for Brisbane’s standing across our region and the world.”
The announcement was greeted by cheers from the Brisbane delegates on the IOC session in Tokyo whereas fireworks had been set off within the Australian metropolis, the place individuals had gathered to await the vote.
“The International Olympic Committee has the honour to announce that the Games of the 35th Olympiad are awarded to Brisbane, Australia,” mentioned IOC president Thomas Bach.
The state of Queensland hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Brisbane bid was praised for its excessive proportion of present venues, an excellent masterplan, expertise in organising main occasions and its beneficial climate.
The plans made use of 84% present or short-term venues, with the Gabba cricket floor set to be rebuilt to turn into the lead venue.
The IOC modified its bidding guidelines in 2019 to cut back prices and make the method simpler for cities.
Several cities and nations had expressed an curiosity in internet hosting the Games, together with Indonesia, China, Doha in Qatar, Budapest in Hungary and Germany’s Ruhr area.
Brisbane’s victory appeared a certainty after it was unanimously chosen as the one candidate for 2032 by the IOC’s 15-strong government board.
“The Olympic Games in Brisbane will be in the most diligent, grateful and enthusiastic hands,” mentioned Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates, who’s an IOC vice-president.
“And I make this commitment to the athletes of the world – we will provide you with an unforgettable experience.”
The choice means the IOC has now secured hosts for the subsequent three Summer Games with Paris in France staging the 2024 Games and Los Angeles within the United States to host the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics.