Hamburg set to be German bid city for 2024 Olympics

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Hamburg is set to bid for the 2024 Olympics, beating out Berlin as the German choice, the German Olympic Committee announced Monday.

The decision will be ratified Saturday, the committee said.

Hamburg also must win a public referendum to become an official bid city, according to reports. Last week, the German Olympic Committee said Hamburg had 64 percent public support, compared to 55 percent in Berlin, according to The Associated Press.

Hamburg, which has never hosted an Olympics, goes up against Boston, Rome and maybe Paris, among perhaps more cities, vying for the 2024 Games.

Bids for the 2024 Olympics are due by Sept. 15. The 2024 Olympic host will be chosen in an International Olympic Committee members vote in 2017.

Germany last hosted the Munich 1972 Olympics. Berlin hosted in 1936.

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