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Tokyo, Paris, LA, Brisbane — 2032 Olympics Go To Australia

(L-R) Lord Mayor of Brisbane Adrian Schrinner, Australian Senator Richard Colbeck, President of Australian Olympic Committee John Coates, three time Olympic gold medalist James Tomkins and Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk, attend a press conference after Brisbane was announced as the 2032 Summer Olympics host city during the 138th IOC Session at Hotel Okura in Tokyo on July 21, 2021. (Photo by Toru Hanai / POOL / AFP) (Photo by TORU HANAI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Fireworks burst over the Brisbane River and high-rise buildings across the city as people cheered, danced and celebrated the confirmation of Brisbane’s bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics.

Since the Olympics were last hosted in Australia — at Sydney in 2000 — the Summer Games have been held in some of the world’s most famous cities. Australia’s third-largest city is a bit of an outlier but it’s aiming to produce an Olympics more like Barcelona in 1992 than London or Beijing.

The International Olympic Committee confirmed the hosting rights at a meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday two days before the official opening of the delayed 2020 Games.

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