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.
The United States Olympic Committee announced Tuesday it will bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, but the candidate city won't be selected until early next year. Both Germany and Italy have also already announced bids.
The International Olympic Committee has unanimously passed 40 reforms proposed by president Thomas Bach. The steps will see the Olympics being staged in two countries, new sports added and an Olympics TV channel.
The IOC votes on Monday and Tuesday on President Thomas Bach's 'Olympic Agenda 2020' reform package. DW's Phil Humphreys considers its impact in light of his reporting experiences at London 2012 and Sochi 2014.
Can the Olympic games come to Germany again? On Saturday in Dresden, German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) members will vote on the matter. DOSB chief Alfons Hörmann tells DW what he expects from Germany's next bid.
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