Vienna residents reject 2028 Summer Olympic bid
Vienna is dropping plans to bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics
after a vast majority of residents rejected the idea in a
Vienna Mayor Michael Haeupl says first results show that 72
percent oppose the city’s ambition to host the games.
Haeupl says ”apparently most people are not convinced that the
city would benefit in the long term from investing in the
The deadline for postal voting is next Monday, though only
marginal changes are expected to the final outcome of the
referendum, in which more than 1.1 million residents were eligible
Vienna was a candidate for the 1964 Summer Olympics, which were
awarded to Tokyo. Austria hosted the Winter Olympics that year, and
again in 1976, in Innsbruck.