Hamburg’s Olympic Bid Delayed Until 2030
Hamburg’s Mayor Ole von Beust said Tuesday that since the German Olympic Committee will probably support Munich’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games on December 8, Hamburg will delay its bid until 2030. If Munich loses its 2018 bid it would probably consider bidding for the 2022 Winter Games.
Since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) won’t consider Germany hosting a Summer Games right after a Winter Games, the Mayor said Hamburg has no realistic chance of hosting an Olympics until 2030.
SPD sport expert Juergen Schmidt criticized the Mayor’s decision saying it was a slap in the face to all sports enthusiasts in Hamburg. Write or read comments about this article
- Confederations Support A Norway 2022 Winter Bid
- PyeongChang 2018 Shares Experiences
- GB Digest
- Top Olympic Bid Stories of 2009: #4 Only Three Suitors Emerge to Bid For 2018 Olympic Winter Games
- Vancouver 2010 Chooses Ilanaaq For Official Emblem