Berlin and Hamburg want to bid for 2024 or 2028 Summer Olympics

Tuesday August 26th, 2014

The German cities of Berlin and Hamburg have announced their desire present a bid to the German Olympic Committee for either the 2024 or 2028 Olympic games.

On Tuesday, lawmakers in both cities approved plans for the bid.

On Dec. 6, the German Olympic Committee will decide whether to bid for the Olympics, and if so, which Games it will bid for.

From Deutsche Welle:

Both cities will unveil their concepts and answer a questionnaire from the German Olympic Sports Association (DOSB) on September 1.

"I am confident we will answer those questions well," Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Following the presentation of the cities' plans, there will be a vote for all citizens in both cities.

Hamburg wanted to bid for the Summer Games in 2012, but lost to the German bid to Leipzig. The Games were ultimately hosted by London.

Berlin, which lost a bid for the 2000 Olympics, last hosted the Olympic Games in 1936. Hamburg has never hosted the Olympics.

Last November, the citizens of Munich voted not to bid for the 2022 Winter Games.

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