Rome's mayor against hosting the Olympics 2024
- 22.09.2016, 10:17,
- Sports » Sports. Main
The mayor of Rome has announced her opposition to Italy’s bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024.
Speaking at a conference on Wednesday, the mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi said it would be irresponsible to move forward with the bid, given the debts that it would accrue and the burdens it would place on Roman taxpayers.
The newly elected mayor who commenced her work just in June said: “We are effectively asking the people of Rome and of Italy to shoulder the debts. We just don’t support it.”
The announcement is likely to mean the end of the Rome's aspiring campaign to host the Games.
While the Roma 2024 campaign has not formally abandoned its bid, organisers had already suggested that the mayor’s support would be necessary to proceed.
The move leaves Paris, Los Angeles and Budapest in contention.