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Brisbane wakes as Olympics 2032 city after IOC's landslide vote of confidence

There are still 4,019 days to go, but south-east Queenslanders are waking up to an Olympic buzz this morning, after Brisbane was announced as the host for the 2032 Games.

After six years of planning by Queensland authorities, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegates backed the river city to host the Games, with 72 votes to five.

Not bad for a city of just 2.56 million people.

IOC president Thomas Bach said it was the Australians' passion and love for sport that really brought the bid over the edge.

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Article written by: Jessica Stewart

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