Play 2024 in Los Angeles or Paris after the retreat Budapest

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Play 2024 in Los Angeles or Paris after the retreat Budapest

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Hungary is no longer in the race for the Olympic Games of 2024 to organize. A spokesman of the Hungarian government confirmed Wednesday night that the candidacy is revoked.

The decision was taken after topberaad between prime minister Viktor Orban, mayor Istvan Tarlos Budapest a delegation of the Hungarian Olympic Committee.

The International Olympic Committee in mid-september known which country the olympic Games of 2024 should organize. Only Los Angeles and Paris are about as kandidaatsteden.

Out of Hungary comes as a big surprise. Not all Hungarians were excited about the candidacy of Budapest, that as an outsider was seen in the process.


The political Momentum had recently know that there are more than 200,000 signatures were collected for a petition against the Olympic Games in Hungary.

That number was sufficient to hold a referendum. Mayor Tarlos let then know that he seriously was considering to Budapest to withdraw. Now that has finally happened.

The Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo will be held.

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