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With Vitkor Orban party having super majority in the Parliament of Hungary right now I think he could rewrite into the Hungary Constitution that Budapest must bid to host the games until it's get's the games with that it will bypass a public vote in Budapest.  

Budapest Hungary 2032 could be possible if Hungary want the games with more sporting venues getting built or are build regardless of the 2024 bid I would not write off Budapest 2032.

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It's probably not economically feasible. Budapest would have a ton of venues to build from scratch that would likely become white elephants afterwards. For starters they lack an athletics stadium and a velodrome, two of the most problematic venues in a SOGs.

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On ‎6‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 8:58 AM, stryker said:

It's probably not economically feasible. Budapest would have a ton of venues to build from scratch that would likely become white elephants afterwards. For starters they lack an athletics stadium and a velodrome, two of the most problematic venues in a SOGs.

I think the sports facilities are a lesser concern than the fact that they simply don't have the tourist infrastructure needed.

  • Budapest's airport has only 11 million annual passengers; that is comparable to Stuttgart or Salt Lake City. Athens handles 20 million annual passengers, and they would never have been given the games if Athens did not happen to be in the home country of the ancient Olympics. My home town of Seattle has 47 million annual passengers, and London's second largest airport has 43 million annual passengers.
  • Their bid book claimed to offer over 100,000 hotel rooms, but this involved using buildings that are not actually hotels (like nursing homes) and many of the sites were located far outside the Budapest metro area. Their actual tourism data paints a different picture: there were only 10.6 million overnight visits to the Budapest area in 2016, and 25 million for the whole of Hungary. Seattle's core county alone, by comparison, had 38 million overnight visits: 50% more than the entire country of Hungary. And I am 100% certain that Seattle is not big enough for the summer Olympics.
  • Hungary is a landlocked country that cannot add cruise ships as temporary hotels like Athens, Vancouver and Sochi did.
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And besides all of those severe, technical deficiencies, does it really sound like such a feeble & close-minded society like this really deserve such a grandiose & all-inclusive mega event like the Olympic Games anyway;

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/billy-elliot-some-performances-canceled-in-hungary-after-criticism-musical-could-turn-boys-gay/ar-AAz1mkm?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=mailsignout

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On 6/22/2018 at 7:27 PM, FYI said:

And besides all of those severe, technical deficiencies, does it really sound like such a feeble & close-minded society like this really deserve such a grandiose & all-inclusive mega event like the Olympic Games anyway;

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/billy-elliot-some-performances-canceled-in-hungary-after-criticism-musical-could-turn-boys-gay/ar-AAz1mkm?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=mailsignout

Ironic considering the golden era of gay porn was given per Hungarian and Czechs actors. 

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On 6/22/2018 at 9:38 PM, Nacre said:

I think the sports facilities are a lesser concern than the fact that they simply don't have the tourist infrastructure needed.

  • Budapest's airport has only 11 million annual passengers; that is comparable to Stuttgart or Salt Lake City. Athens handles 20 million annual passengers, and they would never have been given the games if Athens did not happen to be in the home country of the ancient Olympics. My home town of Seattle has 47 million annual passengers, and London's second largest airport has 43 million annual passengers.

This. Even with those low numbers, Budapest's airport struggles to handle 11 million annually especially during the tourist season in the summer months where there are almost always significant delays. If they cannot handle tourist season (and it's not a big number) how could they handle the traffic during the Olympics? American Airlines just started seasonal flights to Budapest and the main reason it took so long was difficulty getting slots at the airport.

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