Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome bid for 2024 Games

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LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday named Budapest, Hamburg in Germany, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome as the final candidates for the 2024 Olympics. IOC president Thomas Bach said there were five “outstanding cities” in the race for the Games, which will be decided in two years. “What we see are five really highly qualified candidate cities,” Bach told reporters. He added that the contest for 2024 would be “strong and fascinating.” The announcement of the five cities was made hours after the midnight Tuesday deadline for bids.

AFP

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