Strong Support Would Decide A German Olympic Bid

A German Olympic bid for the 2024 or 2028 Olympic Games may depend on public support according to German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) head Alfons Hoermann.

He said Thursday that the DOSB general assembly will not necessarily give the nod to Hamburg or Berlin on December 6. Hoermann said, “it will depend on the public mood whether we will reach a definite decision”.

The two cities submitted their concept to the DOSB but AAP reports German Olympians don’t want a repeat of last year’s scenario when Munich’s planned bid for the 2022 Winter Games was stopped in a referendum.

Hoermann said, “we don’t want and won’t have a scenario like Munich – deciding on a city and then being red-carded”.

He also said that the decision-making process could take longer than the three months until the December meeting in Dresden.

Bids for the 2024 Games must be submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by next year and the host city will be elected in 2017.