Lausanne : The International Olympics Committee (IOC) announced the bidders after the deadline for submission for entries passed at midnight on Tuesday in Switzerland. Five cities have been shortlisted in the running list of Host country for Olympics 2024.
The final bidders are Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome.The list came as no surprise since the top five contenders were already previously declared cities in the hot list.
Rome, which held the summer Games in 1960, shelved plans to bid for the 2020 event two years ago due to concerns over rising costs as the country battled an economic crisis. But this time, Rome Olympiad bid committee stated that no other city in the world could offer an artistic, historical and cultural heritage that embraces such a wide span of time, which will allow the Olympic competitions to take place in the most spectacular and symbolic places of the Eternal City of Rome.
Toronto decided against a last minute bid and it got company from Azerbaijjan capital of Baku, which did the same.
IOC will select the host city in September 2017.