Beijing To Host '22 Winter Games Sponsors Eye Olympics' Return To China Boston Donors Opine On Where Bid Was Lost Boston Mayor Calls Out Thomas Bach IOC President Blames Boston For Failed Bid Sources: USOC Makes Contact With L.A. Boston's '24 Olympics Bid Folds L.A. Seen As Top Replacement For Boston USOC Feeling Heat For Failed Boston Bid Should USOC Keep Bidding For '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).