U.S.O.C. Ends Support For Boston's Olympic Bid

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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."


Curt Nickisch, WBUR’s business and technology reporter. He tweets @CurtNickisch.

Mark Arsenault, reporter for The Boston Globe. He tweets @BostonGlobeMark.

Alan Abrahamson, sports writer for 3 Wire Sports.

Shira Springer, investigative and enterprise reporter for The Boston Globe's sports section. She tweets @ShiraSpringer.

Andrew Zimbalist, professor of economics at Smith College.

Doug Tribou, reporter and producer for NPR's Only A Game. He tweets @DougTribou.

This segment aired on July 27, 2015.


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