Palermo Italy Drops Out Of 2020 Race

Reuters reports Palermo Italy has dropped out of the race for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Palermo’s mayor Diego Cammarata said in a statement, “at this time the conditions do not exist to bid for the 2020 Olympics”.

According to Reuters, city officials had proposed a bid from Palermo but Italian Olympic Committee head Gianni Petrucci criticized the lack of consultation.

Bari is reportedly considering a bid while Rome and Venice have said they were interested.

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