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Rome Mayor: Olympics 2024 Bid an Excuse for a Spending Spree

Newsmax Thursday, 22 September 2016 ()
Rome's bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics was dealt a potentially fatal blow after the city's mayor, Virginia Raggi, called it a pretext for a spending spree and said she would not give her formal backing.
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News video: Rome Officially Pulls Its Bid to Host the 2024 Olympics

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Rome's mayor has opposed the bid for a long time, saying the city can't afford to make the massive investment needed to host the Olympics.

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