Quotation Of The Week: 'Minimal' Olympic Risk?

What’s This? A newish feature. Each week, we’re going to pick a newsworthy or huh?-worthy or whoa-worthy quotation that stuck with us.

OK, What’s This Quotation? Boston 2024, the local Olympics organizing group, on Monday released its highly anticipated "bid 2.0."

The revision offers more details on venues — especially the crucial and large Olympic Stadium and Athletes' Village — and how Boston 2024 says its plan would protect taxpayers from possible cost overruns.

Here, group Chair Steve Pagliuca talks about the taxpayer protections the bid includes. Whether voters agree that the risks are "very minimal" — and/or worth potential benefits — well, that's the question going forward.

Where Can I Find Out More About This Topic? The day after Boston 2024 unveiled the new bid, its leaders traveled to California to visit with U.S. Olympic Committee officials. The USOC lauded the revised bid but said it's not happy with current public support in Boston.

“That’s a weakness of the bid right now and we want to make sure we turn that into a strength if we can,” USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said.

How About Previous Quotations Of The Week? They’re all here.

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