Aussie Horse Trainer Cummings Dies Clubs Sell Close To 180K Season Tickets Executive Transactions Names In The News IAAF Event Draws Over 1.5M Viewers HBL Signs Media Deals In Five Countries Coe Looks To Shift Athletics Conversation Women's Sports Breaking Glass Ceilings Sky Sports Wins England-Pakistan Series Wenger Says FFP Has Been Killed
SBD Global/March 13, 2013/OlympicsPrint All
A public referendum revealed that the citizens of Vienna "have no interest in hosting the 2028 Olympic Summer Games," according to ORF. Almost 72% of voters voted against an Olympic bid. A total of 212,672 voted against, while only 82,940 were in favor of a Games bid. Overall, a total of 295,612 valid votes have been submitted, which equals a voter turnout of about 29.5%. Vienna Mayor Michael Häuptl said, "It's shame, but that's how it is" (ORF, 3/12).