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Rome plans to withdraw application to host the Olympics 2024

Rome plans to withdraw application to host the Olympics 2024The city mayor is against events of such scale, La Repubblica.

Rome authorities intend to withdraw its bid to host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024 in the nearest future.

Chosen two months ago mayor of the Italian capital Virginia Raggi should announce the decision to withdraw Rome from the host competition for the Olympics on August 29, during the departure of the paralympic sportsmen to the Games in Rio de Janeiro.

As a part of her election campaign earlier this year, Raggi stated that Rome had to focus on its financial and economic needs, and not on the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

At the moment, four cities claim to host the Games in 2024 in Rome, Budapest, Paris and Los Angeles.

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