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Oceania Paralympic Committee welcomes the IOC decision for Brisbane 2032

Athletes and officials across the Pacific have today welcomed the announcement that the Olympics and Paralympics are headed to Brisbane and South-East Queensland in 2032.

We couldn't be prouder and more excited.

This is a great honour and privilege for Brisbane, Queensland and Australia, and importantly for all athletes with disabilities across the Pacific region.

Sport has a power to positively influence people and become a catalyst for chance within our communities through inclusive practices, which creates diversity and excellence for all.

The long-lasting benefits of hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Games is not solely limited to the country in which it is hosted, but also our entire region.

That's why today's announcement will inspire, excite and unite athletes right throughout the Pacific. From Samoa to the Solomon Islands, Tonga to Kiribati and right throughout the Pacific - Brisbane 2032 will promote and celebrate the very best of our region to the entire world.

And we very much look forward to supporting and celebrating the journey for many years to come in brisbane 2032.

OPC President Paul Bird said today:

"The Brisbane 2032 announcement is not only a win for Brisbane and South East Queensland but for the Oceania Region. There is an incredible opportunity now to strengthen our Pacific Island Nations using sport as the catalyst. We have an opportunity to reshape the landscape for Para-sport and inclusion within our island communities and provide a lasting legacy by showcasing to the world the natural beauty, resilience and talent of the people of our Region."

Posted: 21/7/2021

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