Italy is intent on holding the Summer Olympic Games in 2020, but three major cities are competing to host them. With Venice, Rome and Palermo all vying for the high-profile international sports event, Italy's Olympic Committee (CONI) has said that Italy has a better chance if just one city bids.
Olympic fever began after Madrid lost to Rio de Janeiro in its bid to host the 2016 Summer games. London is hosting the 2012 games, and two consecutive Summer Olympics in Europe would have been highly unlikely. With Rio de Janeiro hosting the 2016 games, Italy thinks it is possible to bring the Olympics to the peninsula.