First Munich decided it didn’t want the 2022 Olympic winter games, now Hamburg has rejected a bid for the Olympic summer games of 2024. Michael Vesper, head of the German Olympic Sports Association, about Germany’s reluctance to host the games.
The IOC has voted to award two Olympic Games simultaneously for the first time in a century, due to a lack of candidates. DW takes a look at why no-one seems to be interested in hosting the Games anymore.
In view of a dwindling number of countries willing to host the Olympic Games, German sports economist and gold medalist Wolfgang Maennig urges the IOC to lower its standards and give host nations more financial support.
Around 10,000 athletes, 306 medal decisions, 26 sports - the dimension of the Olympic Games in Rio is enormous, too enormous. The fact the venues have often been half empty is a warning to the IOC, writes Joscha Weber.
The IOC is meeting in Peru this week, with the highlight meant to be the announcement of the hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. But recent events may cause delegates to have more pressing issues on their minds.
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