POSTED: March 27th 2016

Olympics: Rome 2024 bid receives support from 474,000 local companies and Rome Chamber of Commerce

The Roman Forum ©
The Roman Forum ©

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) President of the Chamber of Commerce in Rome, Lorenzo Tagliavanti launched the initiative of gathering with 474,000 companies in Rome, along with Rome 2024 Bid President, Luca di Montezemolo to work on the city's bid campaign.

Rome 2024 President Montezemolo said the initiative was, "A wonderful idea because it expresses the strong unity behind our bid...We need everyone's support, starting with the companies of the Capital to share initiatives that can improve the city starting from no."

He went on to add, "This event is a challenge that can help Rome. The 1960 Games are an example of how many infrastructural works built for that event are important elements in the city today."

 "There is a great cooperation around Rome's Olympic project. We shared our choices with the Federations, Government, local municipalities, schools and universities. The candidature file was also approved by the environmental associations. The Rome Olympics have to be a zero emission project and be an impetus for the development of sport particularly in the outskirts of the city," commented President Montezemolo.

"We'll be part of the team, the Bid can count on our support," expressed President Tagliavanti.

"The Olympic and Paralympic Games are the greatest sport event internationally but also a strong emotional event that receives attention from the entire world. The Roma 2024 bid is looking beyond sport, but also to the territory. Our first objective is to bring the community to support the initiative. We represent the business community of the city with the largest number of companies in Europe, and the Games can be a great opportunity for us. We must try to make our contribution so that Rome will become a city where sport is a daily asset," concluded President Tagliavanti.

Rome is bidding against Budapest, Paris and Los Angeles to host the 2024 summer Olympics and the IOC will make its final decision next year at the session in Lima, Peru. 

** 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

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