ROME (AP) — The Rome city council has backed Mayor Virginia Raggi’s decision to reject the capital’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.
The motion passed easily since Raggi’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement holds a majority on the city council.
There were 30 votes in favor of withdrawing the bid, and 12 votes against the motion.
The vote leaves only Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest, Hungary, in the running for the 2024 Games. The International Olympic Committee will decide on the host city in September 2017.
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