- 20 Feb 2017 6:00 AM
“Hungary’s Olympic bid is increasingly destined to fail”, political scientist Gábor Török writes on his Facebook blog.
Either it will be scrapped by a referendum, he continues, or by the International Olympic Committee, which will double-check the results of Hungarian public opinion polls which show that the bid is supported by a mere quarter of the inhabitants of the Hungarian capital.
Six months ago, Török recalls, the public mood was favourable to the Olympic bid. The promoters, he suspects, have done a dismal job over the past months, largely by over-politicising the project. Instead, they should have sent an inclusive and non-partisan message by placing independent personalities at the helm of the initiative.
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