The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that Brisbane will host the 2032 Games.
They were the only city to bid for 2032, but it was still a decision that brought immense joy to Australia and the city.
The country will host the event for the third time in its history after previously hosting the games in 2000 in Sydney and 1956 in Melbourne, and it will start on July 23 and end on August 8.
Australian Olympic Committee President and IOC Vice President John Coates said: “This is a very proud day for Australia, make no mistake about it. I thank the IOC members for their trust.
“Brisbane 2032 is truly committed to serving the ideals of the Olympic movement.
“The Brisbane Olympic Games will be in the most diligent, grateful and enthusiastic hands. I make this commitment to the athletes of the world – we will provide you with an unforgettable experience. “
This is certainly the case with “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” for Brisbane which had previously failed in its attempt to host the games in 1992.
The home ground will certainly be an advantage for hosts with high rankings on both occasions when the games were held in Melbourne and Sydney.
In the 1956 games, the country finished in an impressive third place overall while securing 35 medals in the process, including 13 gold.
In 2000, they greatly exceeded that total and won 58 honors, including 16 gold medals, as they finished fourth behind the United States of America, Russia and China.
Australia will also host the Paralympic Games. The second time the country has done it.
The next two Olympic and Paralympic Games will be hosted by Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028.