Venerdì, 21 Settembre 2018

Turin metropolitan council OKs Olympic 'interest' (2)


Turin, March 14 - The Turin metropolitan authority
on Wednesday unanimously approved a motion for Mayor Chiara
Appendino to present a "manifestation of interest" for the
northern Italian city to bid to host the Winter Olympics again
in 2026.
The document seeks to kick of a path towards a bid, combining
two motions that had been presented, one by the centre-right and
centre-left together, the other by Appendino's
anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S).
The proposal has split the M5S in Turin.
A meeting of the city assembly on the issue did not reach a
quorum on Monday after four M5S councillors opposed to the idea
failed to turn up.
"We have voted for tough, unpopular decisions out of a sense
of responsibility towards the city," Marina Pollicino, one of
the M5S councillors against the bid, said on Facebook.
"The Olympics, the manifestation of interest and the
direction that this should give the Olympic project, albeit with
variables of I don't know what substance, are completely outside
the concrete matter of the budget".
Turin successfully hosted the Winter Olympics in 2006.
In 2016 the M5S administration in Rome sank the Italian
capital's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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