POSTED: February 12th 2015
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Rome 2024 jumps right in to fine tune the Eternal City Bid for the Summer Olympics

(L to R) Rome 2024 President Luca di Montezemolo, IOC President Thomas Bach, and CONI President Gianni Malago / IOC Christophe Moratal
(L to R) Rome 2024 President Luca di Montezemolo, IOC President Thomas Bach, and CONI President Gianni Malago / IOC Christophe Moratal


LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The Rome 2024 team and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) wasted no time kicking off the invitation phase of the Summer Games bidding process.

The new leader of the Rome 2024 bid, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, and the President of the Italian NOC (CONI) Giovanni Malago, met with Thomas Bach to discuss the bid committee's Olympic plans and how Olympic Agenda 2020 can work for them. Montezemolo was just named to lead the Rome bid and the IOC launched the new phase in January for cities interested in bidding.

Bach said, "It is great to see a city already taking advantage of the Invitation Phase, which gives us the chance to ask potential bid cities how they see the Olympic Games best fitting into their long-term social, sports, ecological and economic environment.

"It also gives the cities an opportunity to receive information and advice from the IOC on how best to achieve such legacies."

A number of cities are looking at throwing the hat into the ring, namely Boston, who has stepped out as the USOC candidate as the next round of bidding heats up. 


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