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Budapest city council backs 2024 Olympics bid in race against L.A., Paris

Budapest city council backs 2024 Olympics bid in race against L.A., Paris

A day after the Los Angeles City Council voted to formally approve a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, political leaders in Budapest have taken a similar step.

Twenty-one of 29 council members in the Hungarian capital gave their endorsement Thursday, with four dissenting and four abstaining.

“This vote further strengthens our bid, and with overwhelming support from the government of Hungary it enables us to deliver a brilliant, beautiful Games in a city ready to deliver,” said Balázs Fürjes, chairman of the Budapest 2024 bid committee.

The campaign still faces a potential challenge, with a political youth organization called the Momentum Movement collecting...

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