December 06, 2014

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) Berlin or Hamburg will bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics under plans formally approved Saturday by Germany's National Olympic Committee.

The final choice will be made in March.

Both cities have anti-Olympic movements and authorities plan referendums to gain popular support for the bid.

Germany has not staged an Olympics since the 1972 Summer Games in Munich.

Munich failed in the bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, while a referendum rejected a renewed bid for 2022.

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