Brisbane 'excited' to host 2032 Olympic Games

Brisbane thus becomes the third Australian city to get the Games after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.

Several cities and countries had publicly expressed an interest in staging the 2032 Games including Indonesia, Hungary's capital Budapest, China, Qatar's Doha, and Germany's Ruhr valley region.

But in a new process adopted by the IOC that does not openly pit candidates against each other, Brisbane had already moved ahead of any rival back in February, having been selected as a "preferred host."

The city's bid had earned repeated praise from the IOC for its high percentage of existing venues, support from all levels of government and the private sector, experience in organizing major events and its favorable weather, among other things.

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