The Foreign Affairs Ministry and the network of Italian embassies around the world today agreed to support Rome’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The president of the Rome 2024 bid committee, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, the president of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) Giovanni Malagò and the general manager of the committee, Claudia Bugno, were invited to be guests at the annual ambassadors’ conference, a meeting which is traditionally only attended by members of the Italian ambassador network. In a series of presentations, Rome’s bid leaders set out the city’s vision for bringing the Games back to the Italian capital for the first time since 1960.
Following the presentations, which highlighted the bid’s organizational plans and the International Olympic Committee’s bidding process, the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Ambassadors gave their full support to the bid and pledged to promote Rome during the course of the two year campaign, which will be decided in Lima, Peru in 2017. The backing of the Ambassadors and the Foreign Affairs Ministry is the latest strong declaration of support for Rome’s bid and follows the declarations of the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and the Federal and Rome Municipal Government.