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What Rome’s withdrawal from Olympic bid means for LA




New Rome mayor Virginia Raggi speaks during a press conference at the Romes Campidoglio city hall on September 21, 2016.
New Rome mayor Virginia Raggi speaks during a press conference at the Romes Campidoglio city hall on September 21, 2016.
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Rome is withdrawing from the 2024 Olympic bid. Virginia Raggi, mayor of the Italian capital, called the bid financially irresponsible at a news conference this this morning.

The move still needs to be approved by Rome’s city assembly, which will consider Raggi’s motion Wednesday.

If approved, the withdrawal would leave Los Angeles, Paris, and Budapest in the running to host the 2024 Games.

The International Olympic Committee will announce its decision in September 2017.

Guests:

Ed Hula, Editor in Chief, Around the Rings, a publication based in Atlanta, Georgia devoted to covering the Olympics

Mary Hums, Professor of Sports Administration, University of Louisville; Hums has a special interest in women Olympians and the Paralympics; She has worked at a half dozen Games