Hamburg has put the fate of its 2024 Olympic bid in the hands of its citizens. This Sunday, residents will take part in a referendum to decide if the city should go ahead with its battle against Paris, Budapest, LA and Rome.
Turkish President Erdogan has been denied a request to address a rally of supporters in Germany on the sidelines of the G20 summit. German-Turkish relations have sunk from bad to worse over the past year.
Innsbruck is looking to host the Games for an unprecedented third time. The idea is to organize a cut-rate Winter Games using mostly existing facilities. However, the proposal could easily be voted down in a referendum.
Berlin lawmakers have sought to quash rumors Erdogan still plans to host a rally on German soil during the G20 summit. Such a rally could be used to stoke support for a prospective vote to reintroduce the death penalty.
Italy's Olympic Committee withdrew from the race to host the Olympic Games 2024 in Rome, after the city's mayor refused to back the bid. The refusal made the officials look like "fools", Committee chief Malago said.
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