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Tuesday in San Francisco, a group of Boston civic leaders, including Mayor Marty Walsh, will go before the U.S. Olympic Committee in a bid to bring the Olympic Games to Boston in 2024.
There are other cities looking to win the committee's backing, including San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.
This is just the start of a long process. Once the U.S. committee picks a city next month, the competition moves to the International Olympic Committee, which will announce the host for the 2024 games two years from now.
What would it mean for Boston to be selected? A beach volleyball court on Boston Common, an Olympic Village at UMass, a stadium in Southie? Lots of private money, but lots of taxpayers dollars too.
The games would change Boston forever.
Mike Ross, former city councilor and columnist for The Boston Globe.
This segment aired on December 15, 2014.