Berlin (dpa) - North Rhine-Westphalia Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) expected next to the Rhine-Ruhr region no other German candidate for the Olympic Games in 2032.

"Berlin 2032, I do not think so," said the head of government of the most populous state in Berlin. "And certainly not in 2036." Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) had already emphatically discouraged an application for Olympia 100 years after the games abused by the National Socialists.

Also with Hamburg Laschet expects after the defeat in the referendum for an application for 2024 not. "And we have the promise from the Bavarian state government that it supports Rhein-Ruhr," said Laschet, who thus ruled out a renewed Munich thrust with a view to Winter Games.

Sports manager Michael Mronz, who launched the NRW initiative, highly rates the application of the Australian Brisbane internationally. In addition to Jakarta (Indonesia) and a Korean candidacy, he still expects attacks from Qatar and Argentina. "There are again more strong applications," said the Cologne, who traces this development back to the reform process of the International Olympic Committee. For 2024 and 2028, there were only two applicants, Paris and Los Angeles.

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