Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has described Brisbane's successful pitch to host the 2032 Olympic Games as "incredible" and said the win will "transform" the city and state. "I'm just so proud of my state. It's going to transform city," she told Today. "It's going to transform Queensland into this brand-new golden age. It is our time to shine. It's incredible.
"It was a joint team effort. This is council, state and federal (governments) working for the people. So when you work together in the best interests of people ... anything can happen. "It's real and it's coming home. So, yes, it's awesome."
The International Olympic Committee confirmed the widely expected news during a meeting of the 138th IOC Session, beating out bids from countries including Spain and Germany. Palaszczuk and Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner made a successful pitch for the Games yesterday, assisting with the final push. Following the win Mr Schrinner paid tribute to Brisbane's tumultuous history but said tonight marked a "new era" for the city.
"Brisbane is a place that has been through a lot, it's been through natural disasters and floods but it's always had that determined spirit and ambition," Mr Schrinner said.
"Today is Brisbane's time to shine – it's a new era for Brisbane, but also a new era for the Olympic movement as well. "We are so excited … it's going to be so great for our city and our region and our state."
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