Hamburg withdraws its bid for the 2024 Olympic Games

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Hamburg's First Mayor Olaf Scholz reacts after the referendum on Hamburg's Olympic bid for the 2024 Games, in Hamburg, Germany, 29 November 2015. The result of the referendum was a "no" to the candidacy of Hamburg for the Olympic Summer Games 2014.

Hamburg withdraws its bid for the 2024 Olympic Games

In two parallel referenda held in parallel in Hamburg and Kiel, jointly bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, Hamburg rejected the bid and Kiel overwhelmingly supported the bid.

By a narrow margin (51,7%), Hamburg’s 650,000 citizens that showed up on Sunday to cast their vote rejected their city’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games; Kiel voted in favor with a wide 66% margin.

The remaining contestants now are Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, and Budapest.

Hamburg’s mayor, Olaf Scholz, announc...

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