Rome’s mayor Gianni Alemanno said Sunday that Rome is preparing a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. The city dropped its bid in February for the 2020 Summer Games a day before the deadline for submission to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after it failed to secure the support of the Italian government.
Alemanno said, “we have to be ready in 2017 to again present a bid for the Olympics”.
He told the opening session of the European Olympic Committees general assembly Friday in Rome, “this is a city with an Olympic tradition”, referring to Rome’s hosting the 1960 Olympics. “We presented our candidature for 2020, but due to political reasons, wrongly in my opinion, decided to withdraw. We will persevere and try again in 2024 as we are a very proud city and believe in this event”.