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Italian Premier Letta backs 2024 Olympic bid

November 13, 2013

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Enrico Letta has reiterated his support of a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics and promoted a new law to help build football stadiums.

Letta says brining the Games to Italy is “an objective within reach.

While Rome has not yet been officially selected, the capital — which hosted the 1960 Games — would be Italy’s likely candidate.

Rome was the first city to declare its candidacy for the 2020 Olympics but then-Premier Mario Monti refused to provide government financial backing and the bid was dropped.

Letta first voiced support for a 2024 bid earlier this year. Other potential 2024 bids could come from Paris; Doha, Qatar; and cities in the United States and Africa.

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