Mayor proposes withdrawing Budapest’s approval to host 2023 World Athletics Championships
Karacsony told a press conference at the planned site for a student city in southern Budapest that by passing a law on China’s Fudan University, the government had violated a 2019 agreement which included, among other things, Budapest’s approval for the world athletics championships.
The government considers setting up Fudan University in Budapest more important than building a student city providing affordable housing for students from outside the city, Karacsony said.
“It is time that this infamy is not left without a response,” he added.
Karacsony said he would propose to the general assembly at next week’s meeting to withdraw Budapest’s approval which is necessary for hosting the 2023 World Athletics Championships.