Bucharest city hall general counsellors rejected on Friday the draft project regarding Bucharest's candidacy to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. After half an hour of debates, in which counsellors opinionated that the project is futuristic, unachievable, their vote rejected the project.
22 votes were in favor, 8 were against and another 20 abstained. To be adopted, the project needed 28 votes. Bucharest Mayor Sorin Oprescu launched in August the idea to organize the 2020 Summer Olympics in Bucharest.
According to the project, the games would have generated a major impulse for the Romanian economy, a development of infrastructure and tourism and the creation of new jobs.