Brisbane selected to host 2032 Olympics
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The Australian city of Brisbane has been selected as the official host of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The announcement was made on Wednesday as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the city as the future Games host during a session in Tokyo, according to CNN.

"Brisbane 2032 is the first future host to have been elected under, and to have fully benefited from, the new flexible approach to electing Olympic hosts," IOC President Thomas Bach said in a statement, the news outlet reported.
 
Under the new approach, according to Bach, Olympic projects will aim to make use of venues that already exist or to utilize temporary venues.
 
"The Brisbane 2032 vision and Games plan fit into long-term regional and national strategies for social and economic development in Queensland and Australia," said Bach, who is currently in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games, which were delayed for a year due to COVID-19.
 
Though Australia has previously hosted the Olympics, once in Melbourne in 1956 and once in Sydney in 2000, Brisbane will host for the first time in 2032.
 
Brisbane's surrounding region is set to host and co-host several other sporting events over the next few years. The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup is set to take place in the city in 2022, as well as the 2022 UCI Road World Championships in cycling. The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in soccer will also be held in Brisbane, according to CNN.
 
The city previously hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, and the area will be used to host some of the Olympic events in 2032, CNN reported.