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Boston is out of the running for the 2024 Olympics.

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Well.....I would be happy if that were the case......but I think you may be jumping the gun a bit.....

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2015/07/27/boston-mayor-says-cannot-commit-olympic-bi...

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Registered: ‎09-24-2011

Smiley SurprisedThe mayor stated he had to be assured that taxpayers would not have to pick up any costs:  the olympic committee IMO has been doing a lot of dancing around on that subject since the onset, so d/n think anyone is surprised.  Yeah!!  at last public officials look out for the taxpayers -- he s/b commended!

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It's official - msn just posted newflash - Boston's out!

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Every city in recent history that's hosted the Olympics has been saddled with debt for years to come.  Look what happened in Athens.

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Boston people were never fully on board with this anyway, so it's best that they're out of the running.  They have enough taxes, fees, and money they have to pay for this and that just living in MA, so everyone was skeptical from the getgo.

 

It would have been fun, IMO, but probably not worth it in the end.

 

 

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Smart mayor.

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The people of Boston should thank their lucky stars they are out of consideration.    It cost a fortune to put on the Olympic Games and believe me the only people who get anything out of it are the contractors who build the facilities and restaurants, hotels, etc who get a shot in the arm during the two weeks the games are on for.  the only thing that the citizens get is a big PITA while the facilities are being built, more taxes and when it is over huge empty buildings that sit unused and acres of empty parking lots.  it is such a scam.  The cost to Greece for hosting the Olympics is still being paid off and one of the reasons their country is in financial trouble.

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Let's not forget the increased traffic to an area already snarled with 'normal' traffic.

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Registered: ‎09-24-2011

@JustJazzmom wrote:

Let's not forget the increased traffic to an area already snarled with 'normal' traffic.


Yah! I believe they (olympic com) even had the audacity to state they would have "VIP"  lanes - to accommodate the privileged few, not the taxpayers (duh!).....