One of Los Angeles' main rivals in the competition to host the 2024 Summer Olympics has dropped out of the running.
Hamburg withdrew on Sunday after a slim majority of citizens in the German city voted not to support the bid.
"The result is bitter for us," bid leader Nikolas Hill said, adding that "without the majority support of the citizens of Hamburg in 2024 we will not bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to our city."
As of Sunday evening in Germany, officials put the results of the referendum at 48.4% in favor, 51.6% against. The bid committee quickly announced it would cease operations.
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