Rome Sends Official Bid to Host 2024 Olympics

September 11, 2015

Rome has officially submitted its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

Mayor Ignazio Marino, doctor bid leader Luca Cordero di Montezemolo and Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago signed the candidate application on Friday and sent it to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

A statement from the Rome committee said: “Thus begins a path of construction and sharing for the capital of a plan that will offer athletes and the entire world the chance to experience the Olympic spirit and emotions in a setting of incomparable beauty.

“No other city in the world can offer an artistic, denture historical and cultural heritage that stretches over such an ample arc of time, allergy which will allow Olympic competitions to be held in the most spectacular and symbolic places of the Eternal City.”

Hamburg submitted its bid to the IOC on Wednesday and Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest are the other declared bidders expected to follow suit by the September 15 deadline.

The host city will be selected by the IOC in 2017.

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