Germany will launch bid to host 2024 Summer Olympics

Tuesday October 28th, 2014

The German Olympic Committee has voted unanimously to bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, according to the Associated Press.

The committee will choose between Hamburg and Berlin as Germany's representative for the bid. Both cities will present their proposal to the committee, which will make a decision between the two potential hosts in March 2015.

The International Olympic Committee will announce the host site for the 2024 games in 2017.  

Among cities in the United States, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. are vying to host the games in 2024. 

The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the 2020 Summer Olympics will be staged in Tokyo, Japan.

Germany has not hosted the Summer Olympics since 1972, when Munich served as the host city, though the country did stage bids for both the 2000 and 2012 games. 

Berlin hosted the games in 1936, an event best remembered for its use as Nazi propaganda. Hamburg has never hosted an Olympic Games. 

- Brad Rowland

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