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