Madrid is planning another bid to host the Summer Olympics, hoping the potential revenue will help the city through the financial crisis. Tokyo is also throwing its hat in the ring.
A month ago Germany's sports authorities decided that Hamburg would be the country's bidding city for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Now, the legwork is being done in the city to muster support.
After beating out Berlin, Hamburg has been officially accepted by Germany's Olympic Committee to bid for the 2024 games. The country's famous port faces competition from Rome and Boston.
Germany's Olympic Sports Confederation is recommending Hamburg as the country's sole representative for the 2024 Olympic bidding process. With the decision, the German capital Berlin misses out as a possible candidate.
Germany's Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) wants Hamburg to be Germany's Olympic city in 2024. DW sports editor Stefan Nestler thinks it is a good idea, and hopes Germans will get behind it.