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Brisbane has confirmed itself as the host of the 2032 Olympics

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Brisbane has confirmed itself as the host of the 2032 Olympics

Brisbane was chosen on Wednesday to host the 2032 Olympics, the inevitable winner of an IOC-run city race to avoid rival bids.

The Games will return to Australia 32 years after the popular Sydney Olympics in 2000. Melbourne hosted in 1956.

“We know what it takes to make the Games successful in Australia,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told International Olympic Committee voters in an 11-minute video link from his office.

Brisbane follows the host of Los Angeles in 2028 to get 11 years to prepare for hosting the Games. Paris will host in 2024.

The deal for the Australian city on the East Coast in 2032 seemed to have been concluded even months before the official decision of the IOC members at their meeting before the games in Tokyo, which open on Friday.

The IOC granted Brisbane exclusive rights to negotiate in February. The decision left Olympic officials in Qatar, Hungary and Germany looking closed by their own blocked bidding plans.

Brisbane was the first winner in a new bidding format. This allows the IOC to approach potential candidates and select them without competition, before the term of the previous seven years imposed others in the Olympic competitions.

The streamlined process is designed to reduce campaign costs, give the IOC more control and eliminate the risk of vote buying.

The Olympic events will be held in Queensland, including the Gold Coast, which hosted the 2018 British Community Games.

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