Prime Minister Scott Morrison has welcomed the announcement the 2032 Olympic Games will be held in Brisbane, saying it’s a great result for Australia.
Mr Morrison said there are estimates that project the Olympics will bring in $18 billion for the economy.
“The securing of the 2032 Games for Australia in Brisbane and south-east Queensland taking in, of course, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, is a great result for Australia and a great boost at a time when Australians around the country, particularly in southern states, are doing it tough as we battle through this most recent episode we’re going through in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
“There’ll be kids who are turning up at the Valley Pool in Brisbane this morning and all around the country doing their training knowing they put those laps in that they might be able to compete in an Olympic Games held in Australia.
“That is just such a thrilling idea, a thrilling notion, that kids around the country, whether they’re playing hockey or are swimmers or whatever they happen to be, that they can look forward to that. It’s a great boost for Australian sport.”