Palermo Italy To Bid For 2020 Games

AFP reports the Sicilian city of Palermo announced Tuesday it is submitting a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

The region’s president Raffaele Lombardo, and governor for Tourism and Sport Nino Strano, will present Palermo’s candidacy to the press at the Foreign Press Association offices in Rome on Thursday.

Rome and Venice have already announced their intentions to bid for the 2020 Games.

The Italian Olympic Committee will decide next year which bid to put forward to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that will select the 2020 Summer Games host city in 2013.

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