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Roma unveil new home kit of 2015/16

Five first team stars model the new kit. Credit:
Roma will compete in the Champions League after finishing second behind Juventus. Credit:
shorts include a yellow stripe that connects with the shirt's stripe. Credit:

Roma have launched their new home kit for next season which takes inspiration from the Italian capital's rich history.

According to the Serie A club's website, the strip gives a nod to "the armour worn by Roman soldiers," with a crew neck collar paying homage to ancient soldiers' iron chest attire.

For the first time in Roma's history, the numbers printed on the back will also contain a graphic print tribute to Rome's architectural hotspots and ancient streets.


Rome to bid for 2024 Olympics

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is fully behind the bid. Credit: PA

Rome will enter a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced on Monday.

The application phase for potential candidates is set to formally open in September 2015, with a deadline of January 8 2016 and the announcement of the chosen venue set for the summer of 2017.

Following concerns over finance, Italy, which hosted the 1960 Olympics in Rome, had scrapped plans to bid for the 2020 Games, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan.

Renzi told a news conference at the Italian National Olympic Committee headquarters in the capital: ''The Italian government, together with CONI, is ready to do its part for a project that isn't based on great infrastructures or big dreams, but rather great people."

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