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.

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