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Germany set to bid for 2024, 2028 Olympics
All 456 members present voted in favour of starting the process to launch a bid with a decision on whether Hamburg or Berlin will be used as the host city due to be made at an extraordinary general meeting in March 2015. A referendum will be held in the relevant city to allow the general public to say whether they want to host an Olympics, which is a pre-requisite for a bid. An application must then be submitted to the International Olympic Committee by January 8 2016 at the latest and the host city for the 2024 Summer Games will be announced in 2017. Should the DSOB fail in their 2024 bid, they would then re-submit an application to host the 2028 Summer Games. Germany has not hosted an Olympics since tragedy-marred Munich Games in 1972 and their hopes of hosting the Winter Olympics were dashed when residents of the Bavarian capital voted against contesting the race for 2022 in a referendum in November 2013.

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