It was announced on Wednesday that Brisbane, Australia was chosen as the host city of the 2032 Olympics. This is not the first time Australia has been chosen; in 2000, the Olympic Games took place in Sydney and in 1956, they took place in Melbourne.
What an incredible night to be in Brisbane.\n\nThank you to the locals for making it so special.\n\n#Brisbane2032pic.twitter.com/j5o6UR3C90— AUS Olympic Team (@AUS Olympic Team) 1626871074
This news comes just a few days before the official start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. According to 2012 Olympic Champion, Sally Pearson:
“The effect that this is gonna have on the next generation coming through in sport and all sorts of businesses is gonna be huge for the city”
The Australian Olympic Team couldn’t be more proud of their country. Freshly after the news broke, Australia’s Men’s National Football Team, the Olyroos, went on to win their first Olympic game since 2008.
What a return to Olympic competition!\n\nIn their first Olympic game in 13 years, the #Olyroos ( @Socceroos\u00a0) have claimed a 2-0 victory against one of the pre-tournament favourites, Argentina \n\n#TokyoTogether #Football #ARGvAUS\n @GettyImagespic.twitter.com/L6bulzEcEo— AUS Olympic Team (@AUS Olympic Team) 1626960143
Early Thursday morning, Australian legend, Hugh Jackman sent his love to the Australian Olympic team in a short video clip shared to Twitter.
Go green and gold! @Olympics @TODAYshow #TeamAustralia #besafe pic.twitter.com/Pf2sZg2KRr— Hugh Jackman (@Hugh Jackman) 1626866295
Catch the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Opening Ceremony on NBC at 7:00 am ET.