Germany will announce later today whether they will put forward Berlin or Hamburg as its candidate city to bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.
German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) President Alfons Hörmann is due to make an announcement at 7pm Central European Time (CET).
The decision will be announced following a meeting of the DOSB's ruling Bureau in Frankfurt where 43 representatives from sports, politics and civil society will debate the merits of Germany's two biggest cities.
The meeting, due to start at 10am CET, will review the meetings they had with respective cities yesterday, where each laid out its concept.
Both Berlin and Hamburg will be given the opportunity for another 15 minute presentation today before a decision is made which will need to be approved by an Extraordinary General Assembly of the DOSB in Frankfurt on Saturday (March 21), which is expected to be a formality.
Berlin's bid's will be led by Frank Henkel, the city's Senator for Interior and Sport.
Hamburg's Senator for Interior and Sport Michael Neumann will present on behalf of his city.
"There were good presentations from both candidates," said DOSB chief executive Michael Vesper at the end of yesterday's meetings.
Hörmann has claimed that the decision is too close to call.
The DOSB will consider public opinion polls in each city, he has admitted, but that this will not be the only factor.
Munich's proposed bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics was dropped after organisers there lost a local referendum.
An opinion poll published last week showed 64 per cent of Hamburg residents approve the city hosting the Olympics, compared to 55 per cent in Berlin, whose unsuccessful bid for the 2000 Games was undermined by violent protests against it.
But Henkel claimed Berlin is ready this time to bid to host the Olympics for the first time since 1936.
"I am enormously confident of what we have presented here," he told German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur following yesterday's meeting.
"The question centred around how we integrate the knowledge of sport organisations with how we want to achieve our vision for the Olympic Village and what the bid means for sport.
"We have held 24 World Championships and 17 European Championships in recent years.
"This shows that the world is happy to come to Berlin."
So far, only Boston and Rome have officially declared that they will bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.
But Paris is expected to announce soon it will try again to bring the Games back to the French capital for the first time since 1924.
Cities have until September 15 to formally enter the race, and the the International Olympic Committee is due to choose the host destination at its 2017 Session in Peruvian capital Lima.
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