• Ex-Ferrari boss to put foot down on Rome’s Olympic bid


    ROME: Former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo says bringing the Olympic Games to Rome would mean more to him than all the titles he amassed in Formula One. Speaking Monday at the launch of the Rome 2024 bid logo – an image of the Colosseum in the red, white and green of the Italian flag – the motorsport legend shrugged off suggestions the Eternal City’s campaign has been sluggish off the starting grid. The choice of logo reflects how Italy will fight to win the 2024 event under the banner of ancient Rome, capitalising on the city’s unique historic heritage while playing down modern day problems of corruption, strapped finances and crumbling infrastructure. Rome faces competition from Paris, bidding again after a heartbreakingly narrow defeat to London in the race for 2012, Los Angeles and Budapest.



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