Officials: Hamburg votes ‘No’ in 2024 Olympics referendum

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November 30, 2015

Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz announced that his city would not be hosting the Olympic Games in 2024. Hamburg's Office for Statistics confirmed that – despite not having the final count of the votes available yet – it would be impossible for supporters of the Olympic bid to get in a majority anymore.

November 30, 2015

Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz announced that his city would not be hosting the Olympic Games in 2024. Hamburg's Office for Statistics confirmed that – despite not having the final count of the votes available yet – it would be impossible for supporters of the Olympic bid to get in a majority anymore.

At the latest tally, roughly 51.7 percent of those participating in the referendum had decided against continuing Hamburg's bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Meanwhile, Hamburg's partner city Kiel voted resoundingly in favor of hosting the event, with almost 66 percent of all participants supporting the bid.

Germany has not hosted the Olymic Games since the 1972 Olympics. The referendum accounts for the seventh failed bid for Germany to host the world's biggest sporting event.

The remaining four candidate cities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are Los Angeles, Paris, Rome and Budapest.


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