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Rome City Council Sides With Mayor, Nixes 2024 Olympic Bid

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 30 / 16

The Rome City Council has voted 30-12 "in favor of Mayor Virginia Raggi's motion to deny support for the Rome 2024 bid," according to AROUND THE RINGS. The council convened to address the candidature on Thursday in the Italian capital, following Raggi's announcement last week "that she would not sup...

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