More than 50 years after it last hosted the Olympics, Rome has announced that it will bid for the 2024 Summer Games.
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi told the Associated Press that the campaign "isn't based on great infrastructures or big dreams but rather great people. We will be at the vanguard for all the spending controls."
"Our country too often seems hesitant," Renzi said. "It's unacceptable not to try ... or to renounce playing the game."
Italy, which hosted the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, made its announcement the day before the