By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
International Olympic Committee Members have casted their votes to elect Brisbane 2032 as the host city of the Games of the XXXV Olympiad.
The secret ballot were casted during the 138th Session in Tokyo, 48 hours prior to the Opening Ceremony for the Olympic Games.
In the votes casted , Brisbane got 72 yes votes, 5 no votes wee recorded from 77 valid votes.
In his remarks IOC President Thomas Bach said: “We encourage Olympic Games projects which are sustainable and economically responsible, which deliver the best possible Games experience for athletes and fans, and which leave solid legacies for local communities.
“The Brisbane 2032 vision and Games plan fit into long-term regional and national strategies for social and economic development in Queensland and Australia, and complement the goals for the Olympic Movement outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020 and 2020+5, while focusing on providing memorable sports experiences for athletes and fans. Today’s vote is a vote of trust that Brisbane and Queensland will stage magnificent Olympic and Paralympic Games 2032. We have heard a lot of positive feedback from IOC Members and International Federations in the past few months.”