Brisbane to host 2032 Olympics and Paralympics

Paul Colston | CMW

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) welcomed the IOC decision, 21 July, to award the 2032 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to Brisbane, Australia, with a statement saying: “Our wonderful city is set to host Australia’s third Summer Olympic Games following the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Tokyo giving the green light to the Brisbane bid. “The decision is a game changer for Brisbane and Queensland – with the state’s tourism and global profile set for a huge boost. It is the icing on the cake for Brisbane, which is currently experiencing its biggest infrastructure boom in history. “The Games are estimated to be worth AUD$8bn (USD$5.85bn) for the state of Queensland and will create up to 100,000 jobs. “Venues across Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast will be used as hosts for the different events, travelling athletes, media and dignitaries. “Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) and the South Bank Precinct are set to be a hub for the games. BCEC, the former host of The Goodwill Games and the G20 Leaders Summit, is being considered as the venue for several Olympic events including badminton, fencing and taekwondo.” The 2032 Olympics will run from 23...

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