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Boston Out of the Olympics Game for 2024

After a protracted controversy, the United States Olympic Committee officially terminated the bid for Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
July 28, 2015, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"After a tortuous seven-month public process, the United States Olympic Committee on Monday acknowledged that it had failed to win over the people of Boston to host the 2024 Summer Games and it officially pulled the plug on its bid to put forth Boston as America’s host city," reports Katharine Q Seeyle.

Scott Blackmun, the chief executive of the U.S.O.C., explained that the decision resulted from a lack of support from the citizens of Boston.

"The decision followed a bombshell announcement Monday morning by Mayor Martin J. Walsh that he would not sign a host city contract with the U.S.O.C. if it wanted him to do so by the end of the day," adds Seeyle.

The U.S.O.C. also said that it would consider other cities for a 2024 bid. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. were the other finalists when the U.S.O.C. selected Boston. 

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Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 in New York Times
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