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I don't see how they have enough infrastructure in place to host. Budapest has an even smaller airport and fewer hotel rooms than Athens, and Athens would never have won if it were in any country other than Greece.

And based by this, I don't understand how Bach could've given Budapest a pass, while telling Baku-koo to "come back for 2028 when you're 'better prepared' ". Really? Seems like an oxymoron.

Or like Greece, maybe it's the nostalgic factor that Hungary is/was one of the Olympic powerhouses at the Games that was yet to host them. However, this race should really be with the other remaining four.

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Perfectly adequate, fun logo. And better than anything Tokyo has shortlisted.

Wouldn't hamburg though, in a sense, also be the "safe & secure" bid? Yeah, Hamburg would have to build more than Paris, but you said it yourself, economically speaking, Germany is the most sound

Please, after 2022 mess, they are making efforts to change that. They just want countries to build **** loads of stuff for the Olympics Not always, again Istanbul 2020, Manchester 2000... It's not e

Maybe it's because it's Budapest's first bid? Perhaps they want to entertain them much like Prague 2016. As long as Budapest proposes a main stadium that won't be converted to an exhibition centre much like Prague did... but then again, Hamburg is proposing a main stadium converted to housing post Olympics, so anything is possible...

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But unlike for 2016, there wasn't as much of an "invitation phase" where potential bidders were able to discuss some planning up front like they did this time around, as a part of "agenda 2020". And then Bach advised Baku that they should try for a 'later' Olympics BEFORE the application dealine. And if you noticed, Prague was still let go, along with Baku & Doha, for the 2020 short-list.

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But unlike for 2016, there wasn't as much of an "invitation phase" where potential bidders were able to discuss some planning up front like they did this time around, as a part of "agenda 2020". And then Bach advised Baku that they should try for a 'later' Olympics BEFORE the application dealine. And if you noticed, Prague was still let go, along with Baku & Doha, for the 2020 short-list.

The 2016 shortlist, and at least Prague got the message and didn't try again in 2020.

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Maybe it's because it's Budapest's first bid?

Actually, Budapest has bid 5 times before, the last time being for the 1960 Summer Olympics.

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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/3e6faab6374d43868e3ea3cc4fc74cf9/hungarys-top-court-rejects-referendum-2024-olympic-bid

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's supreme court on Wednesday rejected a proposed referendum on Budapest's bid for the 2024 Olympics, frustrating opponents of the candidacy who vowed to continue efforts to let voters decide on the project.
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Their hotel plan is the equivalent of putting people as far away as Philadelphia for a New York Olympics. I am not sure the IOC is going to like that for technical staff and media who have a job to do at the games, even if there is rail transport access to the city. Not to mention using things like pensioners apartments as hotels, although that will probably be for fans rather than the media.

They say their airport can handle the Olympics without a secondary airport. That seems crazy to me. (Budapest's airport is the size of Edinburgh's or Salt Lake City's.) But I suppose if the majority of fans are arriving by high speed rail it should work.

It would be a very interesting Olympics if they win.

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Somehow, that seems quite, quite unlikely as long as they have Paris, Rome & L.A. to deal with. Not to mention with some of the major deficiencies you just listed.

I didn't say Budapest would be better than Paris or Los Angeles. Just that I think it would be interesting to see how Hungary would try and make it work with even less infrastructure than Athens had.

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Their hotel plan is the equivalent of putting people as far away as Philadelphia for a New York Olympics. I am not sure the IOC is going to like that for technical staff and media who have a job to do at the games, even if there is rail transport access to the city. Not to mention using things like pensioners apartments as hotels, although that will probably be for fans rather than the media.

They say their airport can handle the Olympics without a secondary airport. That seems crazy to me. (Budapest's airport is the size of Edinburgh's or Salt Lake City's.) But I suppose if the majority of fans are arriving by high speed rail it should work.

It would be a very interesting Olympics if they win.

I went to Rome this past Summer.

It was cool seeing stuff, but hands down, the worst city I went to.

Budapest on the other hand was nice, but ill suited to host a Summer Olympics.

Basically, Rome and Budapest are non-factors this year.

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I love Budapest. In fact, I'm going back again in June. Marvellous city; lots of hawt men too (but too much smoking).

Even if Budapest has a decent plan, Orban is reviled by traditional, Western European elites. His being evolved will kill their chances, like Erdogan did for Istanbul.

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I love Budapest. In fact, I'm going back again in June. Marvellous city; lots of hawt men too (but too much smoking).

There was a period in gay porn where there were a ton of hot Hungarian men featured, as well as studios releasing a lot of stuff from that country. Unfortunately they're as boring in bed as they are hot. They're terrible at sex lol

But the smoking thing you're gonna have to get used to that because all of Europe is full of heavy smokers. Both Barcelona and Madrid reek of 2nd hand smoke in the entire city! But as a former smoker I'm fine with it.

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The things you learn.

So why no Gay Games/Out Games from Budapest?

Are they very gay friendly in Hungary?

Most of Europe is gay-friendly, with the exception of Russia of course. But that's not Europe that's just a giant mass of s**t that slithers its way into Europe only because of its size.

Reading about gay rights in Hungary I found that same-sex partnerships/unions are legal, but same-sex marriage is constitutionally banned. They have even defined marriage as being between one man and one woman within the last 10 years. Anybody can adopt a child in Hungary, but you can't adopt a child as a same-sex couple. One of the persons in the relationship has to be the sole adopter, and your partner cannot later adopt that child as its own.

Polls taken in Hungary show that about 30-40% of people were in favor of same-sex marriage, while over 50% of them opposed it. So yea, it's certainly not as gay-friendly as other countries, but that doesn't surprise me. East European countries are still far behind in gay rights compared to their western counterparts such as Spain, Germany, England and France.

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