Rome 2024 Chief Says “Innovation” Will Be At Heart of Olympic Games Bid

Rome 2024 Olympic Bid Logo

Rome 2024 Olympic Bid Logo

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, chairman of the committee promoting Rome’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, met with innovators, sportspeople, university and business representatives to discuss the city’s future on Thursday.

He was looking for ideas and projects to relaunch Rome ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games.

The committee considered ideas and proposals to improve its technological capability to help it respond to new demands and become more accessible and digitized.

Monezemolo said, “aside from Rome’s beauty, culture and organization, our project must include innovation and technology.  We want to present a city, or rather a country, capable of bringing together a combination of factors not easily achievable by our rivals, Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest.  Rome could have a great future, and its future lies with the younger generation”.

Luca Cordero Di Montezemolo will lead Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics

Luca Cordero Di Montezemolo will lead Rome’s bid for the 2024 Olympics

He added, “we are working on a winning bid with innovation at its heart.  This is why we need to learn how to work together”.

He said, “everything must be linked to the sports venues, communication, promotion and assisting the population.  We don’t want to lay down any limits:  we welcome any good ideas in these or other spheres linked to or useful for our bid.  Better too many projects than too few.  The crucial thing is to work with method, clarity and transparency”.

Rome’s 2024 bid will be unveiled at Rome’s Palazzo dei Congressi on February 17, the same day the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has set the deadline to submit the first of three bid books.  The IOC will select the host city for the 2024 Games in September 2017 from among Budapest, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome.