Decision Delayed On German Candidate For Future Olympics

The Associated Press reports that the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) won’t decide until next year whether to present either Hamburg or Berlin as a candidate city for either the 2024 or 2028 Summer Olympic Games.

Alfons Hoermann, DOSB president, told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that it is waiting for the outcome of proposed International Olympic Committee (IOC) reforms, while gaining a better insight into the level of public support of hosting the Games in either city.

He said, “the worst thing would be to decide on a city only for its citizens then not to support the project”.

Munich residents rejected last year a proposed Olympic bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Hoermann said, “a second Munich shouldn’t happen to us”.

A decision on a future Olympic bid from Germany was expected at a DOSB gathering in Dresden on December 6.