The city's bid has been in peril for months. And earlier Monday, Mayor Marty Walsh said that the U.S.O.C. was pressuring him to sign a host city contract. But he said it was too early in the process for him to commit to that.
"We have met every demand and every challenge, but I cannot commit to putting the taxpayers at risk," said the mayor. "If committing to signing a guarantee today is what's required to move forward, then Boston is no longer pursuing the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games."
Andrew Zimbalist, professor of economics at Smith College.
This segment aired on July 27, 2015.