IOC President meets newly appointed Rome 2024 bid leader as part of new ‘Invitation Phase’

11 Feb 2015

Leaders of the Rome 2024 bid team were at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne today as part of the new ‘Invitation Phase’ of the bidding process.

The team had a number of technical meetings with IOC staff to discuss their plans for hosting the 2024 Olympic Games. The new Invitation Phase began in January following the unanimous approval of the 40 recommendations that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.  Implementation has already begun on a number of the recommendations.

IOC President Thomas Bach met the newly appointed leader of the Rome bid, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo and the President of the Italian NOC (CONI) Giovanni Malagò, to discuss the bid committee’s Olympic plans and how Olympic Agenda 2020 can fit into them.

Speaking afterwards, the President said:  “It is great to see a city already taking advantage of the Invitation Phase, which gives us the chance to ask potential bid cities how they see the Olympic Games best fitting into their long-term social, sports, ecological and economic environment. It also gives the cities an opportunity to receive information and advice from the IOC on how best to achieve such legacies.”

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