The Guardian wrote:Italy suspends Rome's 2024 Olympic bid
The Italian National Olympic Committee has suspended Rome’s bid for the 2024 Games, though it has left open the possibility for a revival of the candidacy if there is a change in the city’s government.
The move follows a vote by Rome’s city council last month to withdraw support of the bid on the recommendation of its mayor, Virginia Raggi. The city’s withdrawal would leave Los Angeles, Paris, and Budapest in the running for the Games. The IOC will select the host city in September 2017.
It would also mark the second time in four years that a Rome bid has been withdrawn or interrupted. In 2012, the then prime minister, Mario Monti, scrapped the city’s bid for the 2020 Olympics because of financial concerns.
Raggi, who represents the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, said taking on the cost of an Olympic bid was “irresponsible” for a city struggling to emerge from years of corruption and poor public services.
Who wants that kind of BS, anyway?