March 2015, Year VII, n. 3
Olympics 2024 Mon Amour
Telos: With the New Year Rome officially kicked off its bid for the 2024 Olympic Games. The candidacy is a challenge for Italy, but Renzi immediately clarified: “We’re determined to win, not just to participate”. How does the selection process work, but more interestingly, how is it played out behind the scenes?
Giovanni Malagò: It’s divided into three phases. On January 15 the IOC initiated the first phase during which candidate countries are individually invited to participate in a technical meeting. Italy proposed Rome as the host city and since it was the first to announce its bid it was also the first to be invited to Lausanne on February 11 this year... more
December 15, 2014: during the Collar for Sports Merit award ceremony the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the President of CONI Giovanni Malagò announced Italy’ bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games in Rome.
December 19, 2014: CONI athletes and managers had an audience with the Pope who said “Best wishes for Rome’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games,” and then added... more