Australia’s Brisbane to host 2032 Summer Olympic Games

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  • TOKYO—The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2032 Summer Games to Brisbane, Australia, after designating the city earlier this year as the sole contender.
  • Brisbane, about 450 miles north of Sydney, will become the third Australian city to host the Games after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.
  • It is the first Olympic host to be selected under a new system that removes competitive bidding, a shift designed to reduce campaign costs and potential vote-buying.
  • Brisbane is the capital of Queensland state and has targeted sports events as a way to give it a bigger global profile after being overshadowed by Sydney and Melbourne.
  • The city, which has a population of 2.56 million, supported the Gold Coast as host of the Commonwealth Games three years ago.
  • The IOC said that gave it confidence Brisbane had the transport infrastructure to host the Olympics.
  • The Games are tentatively set for July 23 to Aug. 8, 2032, the same dates on the calendar as this year’s Tokyo Olympics, which begin Friday.

•             Source : www.wsj.com

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