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The 11 Year Marathon Until Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games

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nnounced last night, Brisbane, Queensland, is set to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Since 2015, Queensland has worked on initiating a bid for Queensland to be granted the 2032 Olympic Games, being named as ‘preferred hosts’ in February 2021, before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members voted in favour of Brisbane being awarded hosting rights on July 21, 2021.

This announcement comes as the most extended announcement out (11 years) from the Olympics in Olympic history.

Compared to London 2012 Olympics finding out they were granted the Games 7 years out, the marathon begins now for the next 11 years leading up to the Games.

The 2032 Olympic Master plan includes 21 venues in Brisbane, seven on the Gold Coast and four on the sunshine Coast.

Preliminary football matches will also be played in Cairns, Townsville, Toowoomba, Sydney and Melbourne.

The Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games are set to cost the government $8.1 billion.

The Games will deliver a $4.6 billion economic boost and $3.5 billion in social benefits across the state.

Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, said: “It’s a historic day not just for Brisbane and Queensland, but for the entire country.”

“It also marks an important leap forward for Australia as we look forward to major events that lock in economic growth and social benefits that will echo for years to come,” he said.