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German Government Supports Hamburg's 2024 Olympics Bid With $33M

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 22 / 15

The German government "will support Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics" with €30M ($33.4M), according to Kathrin Hartmann of SPONSORs. The government will support the bid with a total of €30M between '15-17. The first €10M ($11.1M) will reportedly be provided this year. The additiona...

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