Vienna says NO to 2028 Olympics

Post date: Mar 12, 2013 11:00:34 PM

According to the Austrian Newspapers, the residents of Vienna have apparently voted against an application of the city for the Olympic games in 2028. This appears to be the trend after the evaluation of the first postal votes of the referendum. The mayor will announce the offical dates today (Tues). The numbers are still not official, but numbers about the result of the votes have spread in newspapers since yesterday (Mon) morning. The evaluation of the first postal votes confirms this trend.

A majority of the residents voted against an application for the Olympic games. The daily newspaper "Der Standard" reported that there are 155 votes for and 617 votes against the application in the district of Liesing. This is a district where the majority supports the SPÖ, which advocated the Olympics.

The 2020 and 2024 Hosting Cities will be decided in the International Olympic Committee meeting that will take place next September in Buenos Aires.

Some of the possible Olympic Candidate Cities for 2028 are Amsterdam, Manila, Dublin, Lion, Bangkok, New Orleans, Johannesburg and Brasilia!