Will Boston Make the Cut for the 2024 Summer Olympics?

What effect will cities pulling out of Olympic bidding have on the Boston bid?
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Boston officials will soon know if the city has made the cut to remain on the list of potential hosts for the 2024 Summer Olympics, according to media reports.

WCVB reported that the United States Olympic Committee is meeting in Boston today to bring the list of cities still in contention down to two or three.

But The Dallas Morning News reports that Olympic officials are going to try and keep which locales advanced a secret because they don’t want cities raising money at this point.

Other US hopefuls include Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Boston and Los Angeles are said to be frontrunners.


A final decision on whether the US Olympic Committee will bid on the 2024 Summer Games is expected by the end of the year. Any US city vying to host the event would then compete with bids from around the world. The International Olympic Committee is expected to make a final decision in 2017.

Reaction to Boston as a possible host site has been mixed.

A grass-roots movement called “No Boston Olympics’’ thinks “there are better ways to invest public resources than throwing a three-week party for the global elite, while hard-working citizens foot the bill.’’ Some people think a Boston bid is nonsensical.

Another movement “Boston 2026’’ thinks the city would be a better host to the 2026 Winter Olympics.

According to WCVB, a Summer Olympics bid has support from notables such as former Gov. Mitt Romney, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and former Police Commissioner Ed Davis.

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