POSTED: November 14th 2013

NewsUpdate

Italian Premier Letta wants Olympics in Italy in ten years

(L to R) Coni president Gianni Malago welcomed Italian PM Enrico Letta to the headquarters
(L to R) Coni president Gianni Malago welcomed Italian PM Enrico Letta to the headquarters

IOC member Mario Pescante (L) met with President Malago and the Mayors of Milan and Rome / Coni
IOC member Mario Pescante (L) met with President Malago and the Mayors of Milan and Rome / Coni

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The Italian press reports that a potential bid for the 2024 Olympic Games received support from Italian Premier Enrico Letta.

“The Olympic in Italy is an objective within reach and a game we have to play,” Letta said. “We must have lofty ambitions.”

A potential host city has not yet been chosen, but Roma, host of the 1960 Games, could be an early favorite. Rome intended to bid for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games by did not receive the financial backing necessary.

Italy might see rival bids from Paris, Doha, and cities in the United States and Africa.

Letta also spoke of new stadium law, which may help reverse the decline of Serie A in Italy.

“This is the appeal that I will make to parliament – that as of Jan. 1 there is a new law for modern venues.


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