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What Does Boston's Olympic Meltdown Mean For The City?17:22
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The U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the plug on Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics Monday. The decision came after months of low public support and mounting criticism over whether the city should host the games. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
The U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the plug on Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics Monday. The decision came after months of low public support and mounting criticism over whether the city should host the games. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
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Monday afternoon, citing low public support, the U.S. Olympic Committee and organizers of Boston 2024 doused the city's Olympic flame — before it was even lit. So, what does that mean for Boston's future, 2024 and beyond?

Guests

Chris Dempsey, co-founder of No Boston Olympics, which tweets @NoBosOlympics.

Conor Yunits, senior vice president for communications at the Liberty Square Group. He co-founded No Boston Olympics and then left the group and supported the bid. He tweets @conoryunits.

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The Boston Globe: The Boston Olympics Are Dead; The Year 2024 Is Alive And Well

  • "The end of the Boston Olympics bid does not wipe the year 2024 from our collective calendar. As we either wallow or rejoice in the collapse of Boston 2024, we also need to think about the future. Less than a decade from now, summer sun will shine on Widett Circle, Columbia Point, Squantum Point Park, New Bedford Harbor, and every other potential venue for The Games That Never Were. What will they look like? Where do we go from here?"

WBUR: 7 Reasons Why Boston's Olympic Bid Failed

  • "The city’s quest to host the 2024 Summer Games came to an end Monday after the U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the plug on Boston’s bid. Since Boston was selected as the U.S. bid city in January, the effort has been beleaguered by low public support, criticism over a lack of transparency and an active opposition group."

WBUR: Bostonians Wake Up To Dead Olympic Dream

  • "Some say Boston’s rejection shows other cities that the Olympics are not worth it. But others say it opens the door for other cities to step in."

This segment aired on July 28, 2015.

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