It's confirmed: Brisbane in Australia is selected as the 2032 Summer Olympics host by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Brisbane received a whopping 72 yeses out of 77 valid votes. This is the first time that the Australian city will be hosting the Olympics, although Australia has hosted two Summer Olympic Games in the past—Sydney in 2000 and Melbourne in 1956.
"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," says Thomas Bach, IOC president. This new flexible approach encourages potential Olympic hosts to make use of existing and temporary venues, according to Bach.
The 2032 Games is still far out but it's already scheduled to take place from July 23–August 8, followed by the Paralympic Games from September 24–September 5 across 37 venues.