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Sabato, 17 Settembre 2016 18:21

Olympics: Raggi No to 2024 bid next week

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Rome, (Italy) - Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi will wait until after the Paralympics before announcing her No to Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics, effectively sinking the bid, sources in her 5-Star Movement (M5S) said Friday.

They said she would call a press conference some time next week, before the M5S's national fest in Palermo the following weekend. Raggi has been consistently opposed to the bid ever since her successful election campaign in June, saying Rome had other spending priorities, but there had been hopes that talks with the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) might persuade her to change her mind. (Ansa)

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