HAMBURG, Germany (AP) Hamburg residents will be asked to ratify the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games in a referendum on Nov. 24.
All political parties except the opposition Left Party voted in favor of the referendum, which would endorse Hamburg’s bid to become Germany’s candidate city. A vote against the games would end the bid.
Hamburg was chosen ahead of Berlin by the Germany’s National Olympic Committee (DOSB) as its candidate city last March. A poll commissioned by the committee at the time had 64 percent of Hamburg’s residents backing an Olympic bid. No recent polls have been published.
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Hamburg, Boston, Rome, Paris and Budapest have announced bids for the 2024 Games. The deadline is Sept. 15.