CONI president meets with Italian Premier Renzi to discuss possible Rome 2024 Olympics bid

Associated Press

Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago has met with Italian Premier Matteo Renzi to discuss a potential Rome bid for the 2024 Summer Games.

The meeting Tuesday took place at the premier's office.

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CONI would only say the pair discussed a long list of national and international sports items. But CONI also said that Renzi would appear at the Olympic committee's headquarters for an awards ceremony on Dec. 15 — which could be a perfect opportunity to make an official announcement.

Bids will need to be submitted next year and the host city will be chosen in 2017.

CONI has been hesitant to announce a bid too early after former premier Mario Monti refused to support a 2020 candidacy.

Bids for 2024 are also expected from Germany and the United States.