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Rome ‘to repel bid’ for 2024 Olympics

The ‘no’ is due to criticisms from both Raggi and her party, Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement. This would effectively lift a block on a city’s bid.

A city gymnasium central reliable Raggi’s goal to reject a bid on Wednesday morning, Reuters reported.

Giovanni Malago, a boss of Italy’s Olympic Committee, pronounced final week the cabinet would desert a bid to have Rome horde a Games should it not get a mayor’s backing.

The mayor, who took bureau in June, is seen by many pundits as simply watchful for a finish of a Paralympics in Rio to announce that City Hall will not be ancillary a bid, that would scupper a chances of success. She is due to give a press discussion during 1330 GMT.

Raggi had ceaselessly steady in her choosing debate that a Games were not a priority for a Eternal City, a position common by a personality of a Five Star Movement, Beppe Grillo. Raggi done it transparent she does not courtesy a Olympic bid a good thought for a cash-strapped city, though stopped brief of observant she will not behind it and had formerly suggested holding a referendum to confirm either to horde a games.

Prime Minister Renzi has deplored a party’s stand, and discharged their row that a income use to horde a Games could be improved spent.

Rome, that final hosted a Olympics in 1960, had been one of 4 possibilities to horde a Olympics in 2024 along with Paris, Budapest and Los Angeles. The party contingency contention a second partial of their candidacy by Oct 7th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article source: http://www.thelocal.it/20160921/rome-withdraws-2024-olympic-bid-virgina-raggi-games