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Boston on List of Potential Host Cities for 2024 Olympics

The USOC has narrowed a list of possible host cities down and expects to make a bid this year.

Boston has been placed on a list of possible host cities for the 2024 Olympics, and the U.S. Olympic Committee said this week that it expects to bid in the next several months, MyFoxBoston reported Tuesday

Last year, Boston officials discussed the potential of Boston being a host city for the 2024 games; while Boston District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley said it could bring benefits, former Mayor Thomas Menino called the idea "far-fetched." 

Last November, several public figures, including former Gov. Mitt Romney, New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft and former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, supported the idea

USOC Chair Larry Probst said Tuesday that the USOC had been contacting cities that expressed interest in a possible bid, and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston were among the cities receiving consideration. Committee members, however, are waiting to see how the selection process may change before committing to a bid, according to MyFoxBoston.

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Howard A Hight June 11, 2014 at 07:44 PM
Having lived in Montreal when it had the expo 67 followed by the Olympics I saw a great city crumble under massive corruption. I would say to the people of Boston and the surrounding areas to do everything possible to stop this city falling into this trap.
Ken B. June 11, 2014 at 09:32 PM
The plan they'll come up with will make old and current MA scandals pale in comparison. Payoffs, corruption, politicians and hacks running amok, the parallel universes of the IOC and MA state government melding as one to give the working taxpayers an olympic size screwing.
Howard A Hight June 11, 2014 at 09:53 PM
hopefully we all stand up and say no. Your comments are just the half of it. Only developers and their political hacks benefit. We have such a great area I beg all of our fellow citizens to stop what will be the demise of this area as we know it. The BS we will hear will be deafening......... I can hear it now... jobs, money and opportunities. That is true, BUT nor for us.
East/West June 11, 2014 at 09:58 PM
Having the Olympics in Boston is a terrible idea. Almost every host city has had huge debt and unused facilities after doing the Olympics. Massachusetts taxpayers don't need another big fat debt to pay.
Ken B. June 14, 2014 at 02:42 PM
First thing they need is the Olympic stadium. Fenway & Gillette aren't large enough. There's $2 billion for the facility and infrastructure right there. We get to pay for it to be used for 3 weeks, then what, give it to John Henry or Bob Kraft ? Keep your eyes on Mr. Henry on this one.

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