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Referendum could force Budapest to drop 2024 Olympic bid

The Hungarian capital Budapest could decide as soon as next week whether to drop its bid to hold the 2024 Olympics after a petition with over 266,000 signatures opposing the games was handed in. That’s enough to force a referendum.

Hamburg, Rome and Boston have already abandoned their bids. That’s been blamed on the cost of hosting such an event.

A recent opinion poll suggests that the bid has grown increasingly unpopular among Hungarians.

The president of the Momentum movement behind the …
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