POSTED: July 14th 2015
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Rome 2024: Summit at the IOC with the government to discuss and refine the Olympic bid

Rome 2024 chief Luca Cordero Montezemolo recently welcomed IOC President Bach to the city © CONI
Rome 2024 chief Luca Cordero Montezemolo recently welcomed IOC President Bach to the city © CONI

The Rome 2024 delegation © CONI
The Rome 2024 delegation © CONI

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) A top level delegation representing Rome 2024 is in arriving in Lausanne tomorrow to meet with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to discuss and refine the Olympic bid.

The Italian delegation, whose members include the Secretary to the Prime Minister, Claudio De Vincenti, representing the Government, the Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, and the Director General of the Committee for Rome 2024, Claudia Bugno, and will explain to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) the assets of candidature of Rome for the Olympic Games, in a full-day technical meeting that will also serve to fine tune and refine the specific chapters of the bid plan.

Luca Cordero Montezemolo, President of the Bid Committee for Rome 2024 emphasized the government's attendance, "The Italian Government's decision to participate in the first technical meeting in Lausanne by sending the Secretary to the Prime Minister Claudio De Vincenti is an important signal for the candidature of Rome to the Olympics.

"The Government officially enters the game and joins the Italian delegation that on July 16, in the headquarters of the IOC, which will face the first steps for the preparation of the dossier and the so-called official business plan of Rome in 2024."

"I am also pleased to see that Italy finally shows teamwork that was often missing on other similar occasions: Claudia Bugno, Director General of the Committee for Rome 2024, and the Secretary General of CONI, Roberto Fabbricini, will be in fact accompanied by Giuseppe Fortunato, Advisor to the Minister of Economy, Padoan, by the Councilor of Heritage of the City of Rome, Alessandra Cattoi, by the delegate for Security of the Ministry of Interior Affairs and by numerous representatives of the business, the institutions and the sport communities," concluded Montezemolo.

The Italian team will be also include the Secretary General of CONI, Roberto Fabbricini, the Advisor to the Minister of Economy, Giuseppe Fortunato, the Councilor for Heritage of the City of Rome, Alessandra Cattoi, experts of CONI and representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, of the Lazio Region, of the City Council of Rome, of the Union of Industrialists of Lazio and of the Chamber of Commerce of Rome.

The delegation was chosen to round out a more hands on group to help shape the bid plan.

According to the new recommendations of Agenda 2020, the IOC is meeting with potential candidate cities for them to better formulate their proposal so that it better meets the sporting, economic and social needs. And also gives the cities a chance to glean information from the IOC to better plan their legacy and expectations.

The agenda of the meeting on the 16th includes a brief speech by IOC President Thomas Bach, followed by greetings by De Vincenti and Mayor Marino, and a first session where representatives of the IOC will explain the elements of the application process and the technical aspects related to the organization of the Games. 

**LAURA WALDEN has over twenty-five years of experience in the Olympic Movement, formerly at the European Olympic Committees with SportEurope under former IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge and IOC Member Mario Pescante. She worked with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and also managed PR & media for Dr. Jacques Rogge during his campaign for the presidency.


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