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Premier Mario Monti

This recent file picture taken on February 4, 2012 in Rome shows people standing in front of the Colosseum covered with snow. Italian newspapers reported on February 14, 2012 that heavy snow has caused extensive damage to the medieval walled town of Urbino and further deteriorated the Colosseum in Rome which is badly in need of repair. AFP PHOTO / FILES / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

Rome Drops Bid for 2020 Games

Rome’s exit leaves five cities in the 2020 race: Madrid; Tokyo; Istanbul; Doha, Qatar; and Baku, Azerbaijan. The IOC will select the host city in 2013.

02/14/2012

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