Posts Tagged Local governments

Rome mayor wants Olympic medal ceremonies at Colosseum

International Olympic Committee, IOC, president Thomas Bach delivers his speech as he visits the Italian Olympic Committee headquarters, in Rome, Friday, May 22, 2015. Bach said Rome has a good chance of securing the 2024 Olympics and bringing the games back to the Italian capital for the first time since 1960. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

ROME (AP) — Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino proposed Friday that medal ceremonies be held at the Colosseum if the Italian capital wins the bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

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Romanian mayor rents soccer field for daughter’s wedding

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian soccer team couldn’t play its weekend match at home because the mayor rented the stadium for his daughter’s wedding.

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Group recommends Chargers pay $300M, NFL $200M for stadium

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An advisory group appointed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer recommended Monday that the Chargers contribute $300 million toward a new $1.33 billion stadium, with the NFL giving $200 million, the city and county $121 million each and personal seat licenses totaling $120 million.

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Chicago mayor raises stakes in hockey bet with Anaheim mayor

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has upped his friendly bet with his counterpart in Anaheim, California, on the outcome of the NHL’s Western Conference finals.

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