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Rome's bid to host Olympics 2024 all but over after mayor refuses to back it

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Baku, September 23, AZERTAC

Rome's bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics was dealt a potentially fatal blow Wednesday after the city's mayor, Virginia Raggi, said she would not give her formal backing, according to "Firstpost".

Giovanni Malago, the president of Italy's Olympic Committee (CONI), said last week the committee would abandon its bid to host the Games in the event Raggi refused to give her backing.

Her announcement now appears to have killed off Rome's hopes, leaving Paris, Los Angeles and Budapest as the sole candidates to host the 2024 Games.

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