The candidature of Rome for 2024 is on. Tomorrow will arrive in Lausanne, the Italian delegation, whose members include the Secretary to the Prime Minister, Claudio De Vincenti, representing the Government, the Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, and the Director General of the Committee for Rome 2024, Claudia Bugno, and will explain to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) the assets of candidature of Rome for the Olympic Games, in a full-day technical meeting that will also serve to acquire additional elements for the elaboration of thematic chapters of the dossier.
The Italian team will be also composed of the Secretary General of CONI, Roberto Fabbricini, the Advisor to the Minister of Economy, Giuseppe Fortunato, the Councilor for Heritage of the City of Rome, Alessandra Cattoi, experts of CONI and representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, of the Lazio Region, of the City Council of Rome, of the Union of Industrialists of Lazio and of the Chamber of Commerce of Rome. A delegation open to the intervention of every economic, social and sporting force in the country aimed to give more strength to the application process.
The meeting in Lausanne allows all candidate cities to illustrate a project that meets its sporting, economic and social needs, but also to collect important information from the IOC, after the changes introduced by Agenda 2020, especially in terms of legacy and expectations. The agenda of the meeting of 16 July includes a brief speech by President Thomas Bach, followed by greetings by De Vincenti and Mayor Marino, and a first session in which representatives of the IOC will present the elements of the application process and the technical aspects related to the organization of the Games. In the afternoon, the Italian delegation will focus instead on the work done by the Committee and will highlight the strengths of the city, in a Q&A session with the leaders of the IOC.