Hungary’s Olympic Committee Supports Budapest 2024 Olympic Bid

Hungarian Parliament in Budapest

Hungarian Parliament in Budapest (Photo: hunszabi – Indafoto)

The Associated Press (AP) reports that Hungary’s Olympic Committee supports making a declaration of intent for Budapest to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

Following Wednesday’s unanimous vote, a feasibility study shows that the event would be held July 19-August 4, 2024, and the Olympic Village would be built on Csepel Island in the Danube River.

Although he earlier opposed a 2024 Olympic bid, Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarios said he was sure city council would support the declaration of intent in a vote expected June 23.

The Hungarian government would then make the final decision July 1.

The deadline for submitting bids to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is September 15.  Rome, Boston and Hamburg have announced they are bidding for the 2024 Games and Paris is also considering a bid.

The IOC will elect the 2024 host in 2017.