Hamburg residents vote against 2024 Games bid

Local residents in Hamburg (pictured) and Kiel, where the sailing events would have been held, vetoed the proposed bid with 51.7 percent of the 650,000 votes against the Olympic bid while 48.3 were in favourHamburg’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics fell at the first hurdle on Sunday when residents voted ‘No’ in a crunch referendum as the German public again torpedoed plans to host a Games. Hamburg is now out of the race, leaving Budapest, Paris, Los Angeles and Rome as the candidate cities bidding to stage the 2024 Summer Games, with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) due to announce their decision on September 13, 2017. Local residents in Hamburg and Kiel, where the sailing events would have been held, vetoed the proposed bid with 51.6 percent of the 651,589 votes against the Olympic bid, according to official figures.

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