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Monti was the one that didn't want it. But many others in Rome did. Like the Mayor, CONI, Italian athletes & business people. The huge difference now, is that now PM Letta is in full support of a Rome 2024 Olympic bid (which even Bach said that he was delighted to hear), unlike his predecessor, who resigned anyway after like a year in office. The only thing that the Italians need to work on is a narrative. Since what I'm reading from Pesconti is to Madrid 2020-like. They're gonna need much more than that, Rome or not.

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Monti didn't really resign as such, but anyway, it was the right decision at the time for Rome and Italy. And I still don't see how things have changed for the better. It's just that they don't have a technocrat government anymore, but one that listens more to vox populi than common sense maybe.

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Paris will get a Summer Olympic Games at the earliest 2032. 2024 will go to Rome. 2028 will go to Durban. 2032 will go to Paris. Paris will get the 2024 Games if Rome doesn't bid.

Other way around my friend. Paris will win no matter who bids.

Is anyone else experiencing a profound moment of clarity?

Yes, LA will be the US' bid and will fail to Paris.

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Agreed - Paris doesn't need the Centennial to be an alluring option. If anything, I'd expect they'll downplay it if not just keep plain stumm on it. It'll come up often enough in general discourse for it to be constant reminder to the IOCers about how long it's been since Paris hosted anyway. Paris need not, and probably should not, mention it at all.

I agree the centennial won't influence the IOC. However, the centennial may spark French pride and energize the French people for another bid.

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Paris will get a Summer Olympic Games at the earliest 2032. 2024 will go to Rome. 2028 will go to Durban. 2032 will go to Paris. Paris will get the 2024 Games if Rome doesn't bid.

Albeit it's true that Rome is a compelling competition, you need guts, being a psychic or being biased to say this statement.

I agree, I think we already seeing a growth in excitement; that alone could get Paris off the ground.

Yes, I'm started to see Paris as the new Tokyo. Keeping with little but constant steps of the right direction and growning excitement.

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Albeit it's true that Rome is a compelling competition, you need guts, being a psychic or being biased to say this statement.

Yes, I'm started to see Paris as the new Tokyo. Keeping with little but constant steps of the right direction and growning excitement.

Everyone is making big predictions. I'm just seeing Rome as the strongest European Candidate to not have hosted a Summer Olympic Games in the 21st Century. Paris is 2nd behind Rome. Even then, Berlin could be a Candidate against Paris. I'm not being biased. I am English. I have no Italian connections so I cannot be biased. I'm just making a prediction like everyone else.

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I'm just seeing Rome as the strongest European Candidate to not have hosted a Summer Olympic Games in the 21st Century. Paris is 2nd behind Rome.

Where do you get that? Italy has already hosted in the 21st century - Turin. France - zilch. And if we're going by Summer hostings, both Rome (1960) and Berlin (1936) and Munich (1972) have hosted more recently than France.

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Where do you get that? Italy has already hosted in the 21st century - Turin. France - zilch. And if we're going by Summer hostings, both Rome (1960) and Berlin (1936) and Munich (1972) have hosted more recently than France.

I said ROME as a City (Not Italy as a Country) hasn't hosted in the 21st century. Paris is 2nd strongest not to have hosted in 21st century. Just my opinion.

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What do you think Rome has over Paris?

Firstly, if Rome didn't pull out of the 2020 Race, they would of come Runners-up only to Tokyo. Secondly, the History of the Country, the food etc. London has more history I must add.

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Firstly, if Rome didn't pull out of the 2020 Race, they would of come Runners-up only to Tokyo. Secondly, the History of the Country, the food etc. London has more history I must add.

:wacko::rolleyes::P

You just make it too easy, Tony.

You do know the history of YOUR city, Londinium, don't you?

And you're trying to convince people you're NOT trolling?????

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Firstly, if Rome didn't pull out of the 2020 Race, they would of come Runners-up only to Tokyo. Secondly, the History of the Country, the food etc. London has more history I must add.

Your guesses about how Rome would have done in 2020 have no bearing on the choice of Rome vs Paris

Rome and Paris are both overflowing with great food and history (I must add that London doesn't have more history, and the less we say of the food, the better.)

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Firstly, if Rome didn't pull out of the 2020 Race, they would of come Runners-up only to Tokyo. Secondly, the History of the Country, the food etc. London has more history I must add.

I don't even know where to start here...

Well, at least one little thing to get you into thinking and researching mode:

London's rich history began circa 50 AD as "Londinium", a settlement founded - hang on - by ROMANS.

Now guess again who's got more history. Not that this matters much for 2024 anyway...

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I said ROME as a City (Not Italy as a Country) hasn't hosted in the 21st century. Paris is 2nd strongest not to have hosted in 21st century. Just my opinion.

Even with that, by YOUR logic Paris has the advantage. The last Parisian SOG were in 1924 against Berlin in 1936 and Rome 1960

Everyone is making big predictions. I'm just seeing Rome as the strongest European Candidate to not have hosted a Summer Olympic Games in the 21st Century. Paris is 2nd behind Rome. Even then, Berlin could be a Candidate against Paris. I'm not being biased. I am English. I have no Italian connections so I cannot be biased. I'm just making a prediction like everyone else.

Even we can't deny Rome is a very compelling candidate -And yes they can win-, but saying is THE strongest candidate instead Paris without giving a reasonable point is a long stretch. Yes, we love to make predictions here, but usually came with points of remark.

Firstly, if Rome didn't pull out of the 2020 Race, they would of come Runners-up only to Tokyo. Secondly, the History of the Country, the food etc. London has more history I must add.

Please, tell me you didn't say that... So what about Paris?

*One of the four BIG GLOBAL CITIES alongside NYC, Tokyo and your dear London

*The most visited city in the world according to UNESCO

*One of the largest GDP in cities alongside the other global cities, Los Angeles and Seoul

*An ancient roman setlement (Parisi) becoming in one of the centers of international power, home of international organizations and long history among empires

*One of the top centers of technology, fashion and culture

*Second busiest metro in Europe (After Moscow)

*One of the three biggest metropolitan cities alongside London and Moscow.

Again, it's still a competition and can change a lot of things -Narratives, geopolitics-, but considering these factors, it will be blindness denying Paris

To be fair to Tony, though, Finnish cuisine DID win the games for London.

Well, I give points to that. Merci Chirac :P

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