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Australia will host the Summer Olympics for the third time. This was announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, in Tokyo on Wednesday.

The announcement that Brisbane will play host to the 2032 Olympics didn't come as a surprise. The city's victory looked a certainty after it was unanimously proposed as the single candidate for 2032 by the IOC's 15-strong executive board in June, reports EWN.

The people of Brisbane celebrated with fireworks.

The Queensland state premier, Anna Palaszczuk, said: "I'm so excited – I have so much pride for my state, for my people. Never in my lifetime did I think that this was going to happen."

"We've done it, Queensland! We've done it, Brisbane! This is fantastic, this is amazing – tonight is your night, enjoy."

Australia has played host to the summer Olympics twice already. Melbourne hosted the Games in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.

The host cities for the next three Summer Olympic Games have now been confirmed. Paris will host the event in 2024 followed by Los Angeles in 2028 and Brisbane in 2032.

The 2020 event was postponed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2020 Tokyo Games event will start on Friday.

Watch the ABC News video below to view the announcement and how the consequent celebrations took place.

Image credit: Deadline

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