Germany's Euro, Olympic double in doubt

2015-06-09 11:06
Michel Platini (File)

Berlin - UEFA President Michel Platini doubts that Germany could hold the Euro 2024 football championships and an Olympics in Hamburg in the same year, a newspaper report said on Tuesday.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said Platini had told the German parliament's sports committee of his reservations if Hamburg wins the race to host the Summer Games.

The Frenchman had previously hinted at his concerns when commenting on Turkey's bid to hold the Euros and the Olympics in 2020.

"The Turks wanted the same thing in 2020. And in the end they got nothing," he said.

Euro 2020 will take place across the continent while Tokyo won the right to host that year's Olympics.

Germany had looked among the favourites to get the nod to host Euro 2024 but if Hamburg is awarded the 2024 Olympics in 2017, the UEFA vote on the Euros in 2018 could become complicated for the world champions.

Read more on:    germany  |  olympics 2024  |  michel platini  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.