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Hamburg formally bids for 2024 Olympics

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Hamburg, Sep 10: This German port city has formally submitted its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Intertiol Olympic Committee(IOC). Hamburg is bidding to take the Olympics to Germany for the first time since Munich hosted the 1972 Summer Games. Munich failed in a bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, reports Xinhua. Berlin had previously hosted the Games in 1936.

Hamburg Mayor Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday: “I hope the enthusiasm connected with the games brings us all forward.”

The IOC deadline for formal submission of bid entries is September 15, this year. The IOC will select the host city in September 2017. IANS

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