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16th Jan 2017

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Rome mayor halts 'irresponsible' Olymic bid

Rome's mayor has stopped the city's bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, saying it would be "irresponsible". Virginia Raggi, from the populist Five Star Movement, said the bid would increase debt and trigger a "building spree". "We don't need more white elephants," she said, noting that "the debts related to the Torino Winter Games in 2006 are still ongoing".

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