USOC Denies Boston Has Weakest '24 Bid USOC Decides To Bid For '24 Games S.F. Optimistic '24 Bid Will Be Different Meeting Could Narrow '24 Games City Options IOC Passes Sweeping Reform IOC Approves Changes To Bid Process Boston '24 Group Reportedly Eyes Stadium Site U.S. Bids For '24 Games All Under $5B Details Begin Emerging On DC 2024's Bid Plans S.F. Begins Effort To Land '24 Games
Published February 24, 1998
MORE REAX FROM NAGANO: In Toronto, Al Strachan: "The people who ran this Olympics did so with a degree of gentility, civility and politeness that absolutely astonished Olympic veterans" (TORONTO SUN, 2/24). In San Jose, Ann Killion: "Japan restored dignity to the Games. The corporate sponsors were here but low-key" (MERCURY NEWS, 2/24). In Boston, Bob Ryan: "The Nagano Olympics worked for everyone. ... The Olympics are the Olympics are the Olympics, and if American TV can't get a proper handle on it, the fault lies within itself, not the event it is trying to cover" (BOSTON GLOBE, 2/24). A SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS editorial: "The Olympics have become an overly commercial, overly professional and overly political event, but they still have their moments" (EXPRESS-NEWS, 2/24).