Be It Rome 2024, 2028 or Neither, Eternal City Celebrates 1st Census of Sports Facilities

The magnificent pool at the Foro Italico in Rome - by Patrick B. Kraemer
The magnificent pool at the Foro Italico in Rome - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Sustainability and making use of the good resources already built is what Rome is aiming for if it gets to host the Olympic Games in the 2020s. The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) and the Rome 2024 bidding team – despite uncertainty over whether it will be 2024 or 2028 when Italy considers making a full run for Games hosting – have released the first census of sports facilities ever carried out in the Eternal City. More than 2,200 sites in Rome were mapped, with 1,000 of the sites being public institutions, schools included.

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