Monday , 16 May 2022

Rome’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games in risk

Rome’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games could be in risk, as Virginia Raggi elected new mayor of the city of Rome, a candidate who campaigned as an opponent of the project.

Raggi is a member of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement party, and during her campaign for the position, outlined her opposition to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid. She defeated a candidate from the Democratic party of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi who has been a strong supporter of the bid. The new mayor can now opt out of the bid but it seems more likely that she will call a referendum and leave it up to the public to decide – the Italian Radical Party has already been pushing for the vote and is in the process of collecting the required 30,000 signatures.

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