Rome 2024 Olympic Bid Receives Unanimous Backing from CONI
July 3, 2015
Rome will officially submit a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after it was unanimously approved by the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI).
The Italian capital will be competing with Hamburg, arthritis Boston and Paris for the right to host the Games, with Budapest also expected to announce its candidacy in the near future.
All 64 CONI members voted in favour of the bid at a meeting in Milan.
Luca Di Montezemolo, the Rome bid president, said: “This was not only a formal step, but also an important signal of support from across the world of Italian sport for an event that is, at heart, a celebration of sport and its athletes.
“It was very pleasing to receive the full backing and encouragement of the federation presidents at CONI today.
“We want these Games to be an opportunity for growth and investment for the whole country – a sporting festival that will represent a triumph of beauty, culture, technology and sustainability.”