Berlin Or Hamburg Could Bid For 2024 Summer Games
In an interview with Reuters Tuesday, Thomas Bach, head of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President, said that Berlin or Hamburg could bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games if conditions were right. He said both cities had shown a keen interest in bidding for the Games.
Munich hosted the Olympic Games in 1972 and Berlin hosted the Games in 1936.
Bach said, "the DOSB must evaluate the election for the 2020 Games host because we have a strong interest in a summer bid through Berlin and Hamburg. As soon as possible, that is interest for the Summer 2024 Games".
Munich is reportedly considered a repeat candidacy for the 2022 Winter Games after missing out on the 2018 Games to PyeongChang South Korea.
Bach said any joint bid between Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, like the one for 2018, would need wide public support after that bid was hampered by local opposition.
He said "conditions for good chances (for Munich 2022) would be wide support from the local population. The second condition is that you have bi-partisan support, coupled with the appropriate financial pledges for the bid itself and for the Games".Write or read comments about this article
|Bid Status:||IOC waiting for applicant city interest|
|Bid Date:||Bid for the 2020 Olympic Games will be in 2013|
|Bid Location:||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Description:||The bid for the 2020 Olympic Games|
|Bid Book:||Link To Bid Book|
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