Rome plan for Italy champ Jacobs to relive Olympic race at Colosseum

Feb 14, 2022 578

An ambitious plan has been unveiled to recreate the 100m final from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - won by Italy's Marcell Jacobs - in the shadow of the Colosseum in Rome. The "global sporting event" was proposed jointly by Italian tourism minister Massimo Garavaglia and Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri during a meeting to discuss plans for the 2025 Jubilee in Rome.

The idea is to re-enact the Olympic race on Via dei Fori Imperiali - the street between the Roman Forum and the Colosseum - to mark Italy's Festa della Repubblica, a national public holiday on 2 June, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reports.

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