The City of Rome has asked to be chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Mr. Gianni Petrucci, Italian Olympic Committee Chief, showed yesterday the bid to the new italian government, stressing how useful this would be to boost the whole country’s economy.
Rome hosted the 2009 Swimming World Championship. The event was hosted in the “old” Foro Italico area (refurbished for the occasion) as the new “City of Sport” (in Torvergata) wasn’t finished yet. And still isn’t today.
Sports City is scheduled for completion in time for the World Swimming Championships, to be hosted by Rome in 2009.
The 2009 event (with no new swimming pools built) ended with a 12,7 M euros loss, in a little bit more than 2 weeks of championship.