Hamburg, Germany Residents Reject 2024 Olympic Bid
Close to 52 percent of Hamburg's residents voted against hosting the 2024 Olympic Games, possibly due to concerns over safety and high costs.By Grant Suneson | November 29, 2015
The 2024 Olympics are still a long way off, but citizens in Hamburg, Germany, decided they don't want those games in their city.
Almost 52 percent of residents of Hamburg and nearby Kiel, Germany, voted against hosting the 2024 Summer Games, despite overwhelming support just a few months ago.
The vote could have been due to financial concerns. Early estimates predicted the games would cost 11.2 billion euros, but would only draw 3.8 billion euros in revenue, according to Hamburg's senate.