Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games
Gymnastics Australia is excited to welcome the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to provide Brisbane the rights to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Games will be the third in Australia’s history, following Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.
At the 138th Session of the IOC, held in Tokyo, IOC President Thomas Bach made the exciting announcement following the candidature’s final pitch.
Gymnastics Australia CEO, and Sydney Olympian, Kitty Chiller AM, said that having a Games on home soil provides sport with a unique opportunity and the long runway into the Games will also help the country recover from the effects of the last 18 months by delivering benefits in tourism, infrastructure, technology, education and health.
“The announcement tonight by the International Olympic Committee that Brisbane will host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032 provides Australia with an incredible opportunity to showcase our country to the world through sport,” said Chiller.
“We know sport plays such an important role in the Australian community, supporting not only our collective health, addressing the nation’s obesity crises, chronic diseases, mental health, and personal development but it also helps builds national pride, and motivation. Inspiring the next generation of Australians.”
“I commend Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates and all members of the Brisbane 2032 bid for successfully bring the Games back home.”
Read the full statement from the Australian Olympic Committee here.