Rome to launch today its official bid for the 2024 Olympic games

Jun 25, 2015 1401

by Andrea Marini

To understand just what the 2024 Olympic run means for Italy and Rome you've got to consider the games that took place in the Italian capital in far-away 1960.

Gold medals were showered on a nation experiencing an all-out economic boom, with GDP that year growing by 5.4% and surging by 8.4% the following year - growth that today is characteristic of India or China - thanks to massive public spending programs. Some 64 billion in old lire were spent. 

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Fonte: Italy24

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