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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 27 / 15

Please join us tonight at Beantown Pub (100 Tremont Street) to get together with others who have contributed to our efforts! #Boston2024 — No Boston Olympics (@NoBosOlympics) July 27, 2015 2024 Olympics were going to be the second biggest sporting moment in Boston in 2024, behin...

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