POSTED: September 11th 2015
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Rome 2024 officially becomes candidate for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Rome 2024 President, Luca di Montezemolo; Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino; Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) President, Giovanni Malago © Rome 2024
Rome 2024 President, Luca di Montezemolo; Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino; Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) President, Giovanni Malago © Rome 2024

Majestic Foro Italico is currently hosting the Longines Global Champions Tour / LGCT
Majestic Foro Italico is currently hosting the Longines Global Champions Tour / LGCT

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The Eternal City, Rome, sent their application letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today to officially become a candidate for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. The letter formalized Rome's commitment to organizing the best sports festival in the world. The IOC will reveal all the cities who have come forward on September 16th.

The Rome City Council; Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino; Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) President, Giovanni Malagò; and Rome 2024 President, Luca di Montezemolo signed the candidature application at City Hall, this morning. The letter enhances the bid's strengths and formalizes the challenges ahead. The bid's objective is to build and share a project that will give both the athletes and the world, "the opportunity to experience the excitement and the Olympic spirit," in a destination of unparalleled beauty.  

There is no other city that offers a heritage of history, culture, and art while also embracing a full span of time. Rome 2024 will, "perform the Olympics in the most spectacular and symbolic venues of the Eternal City."

According to Yahoo, the Rome 2024 Committee stated, "Thus begins a path of construction and sharing for the capital of a plan that will offer athletes and the entire world the chance to experience the Olympic spirit and emotions in a setting of incomparable beauty."

The Committee added, "No other city in the world can offer an artistic, historical and cultural heritage that stretches over such an ample arc of time, which will allow Olympic competitions to be held in the most spectacular and symbolic places of the Eternal City."

In addition, Rome 2024 embraces the main guidelines dictated by Olympic Agenda 2020 with great conviction on sustainability. Rome will use many facilities that were used for the 1960 Olympic Games, most notably the Benito Mussolini-inspired Foro Italico complex. Mayor Marino also suggested that the Colosseum would host the medal ceremonies, which IOC President, Thomas Bach backed. Rome's proposed budget it $6.7 billion USD with $2 billion USD being covered by the IOC.

Rome finished their letter by referencing the Olympic values and how the Capital is, "where diversity becomes the backbone of equality," which will build a bridge of friendship and peace between all nations.

Hamburg, Germany sent their candidature letter to the IOC on Wednesday. Los Angeles, Paris, Budapest have also declared their bids for the 2024 Games. The formal submission of bid entries to the IOC are due by Tuesday. The 2024 host city will be chosen in 2017.

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


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