TOKYO – Brisbane was awarded the 2032 Olympics on Wednesday, triggering celebratory fireworks as it became the third Australian city to host the Summer Games after Melbourne and Sydney.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach confirmed the widely expected result after a vote at the IOC session in Tokyo.
“The International Olympic Committee has the honor to announce that the Games of the 35th Olympiad are awarded to Brisbane, Australia,” Bach said.
The announcement was greeted by cheers from the Brisbane delegates in Tokyo, while fireworks lit up the skies above the Australian city thousands of miles (kilometers) away.
Date: July 22, 2021 | Newspaper: Philippine Star | Source: https://www.philstar.com/sports/2021/07/22/2114195/brisbane-2032-lights-sky?fbclid=IwAR2uuT8PVnqMijf4gT3ZROwRCGdaecKjKKG1alQ2hAexrdTEwtFq_M5HlL4