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02/27/15
Boston '24 Can't Fundraise Outside Of Region

Boston '24 leaders working to raise the $75M they will need to finance a bid for the Summer Games "face an obstacle that could complicate their efforts: a geographic boundary drawn at the New York state line," according to Jon Chesto of the BOSTON GLOBE. As part of an agreement between the Boston 20 ...

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02/26/15
IOC Considers Airbnb For Rio Games

Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb "is one of three firms being considered to provide additional rooms" for the '16 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as the city scrambles to accommodate visiting fans and athletes," according to sources cited by Viga Gaier & Eisenhammer of REUTERS. An Olym ...

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02/25/15
Boston Mayor Rewords USOC Deal

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh "has renegotiated an agreement" he signed in December with the USOC, "removing language that seemed to bar city employees from speaking ill of Boston’s Olympic proposal and adding a clause to recognize the potential for a voter referendum on the Olympic bid," accordin ...

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02/11/15
Boston Venues Could Change For '24 Games

If Boston is awarded the '24 Olympics, it "likely will follow the course of other host cities," as plans involving the "location and size of venues could change dramatically" in the years leading up to the event, according to Shira Springer of the BOSTON GLOBE. Before Boston organizers "submit ...

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02/09/15
Docs Show Boston Games Would Cost $9-10B

A '24 Boston Olympics would cost $9-10B to "build, operate, and keep safe," according to an analysis of bid documents by Mark Arsenault of the BOSTON GLOBE. However, public-transit improvements, which the organizing committee says "would help the Games run more smoothly but are not required," are "n ...

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02/06/15
Resident Question Boston Mayor, '24 Games Execs

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and planners for a potential '24 Games in Boston "heard area residents’ concerns about financing, infrastructure, transportation, and security on Thursday at the first community meeting on the massive proposal," according to Jeremy Fox of the BOSTON GLOBE. M ...

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02/03/15
Boston City Councilor Calls For Olympic Bid Vote

Boston City Council member Josh Zakim on Monday proposed putting the '24 Summer Games bid "to a citywide vote," which would "include four nonbinding referendum questions on this November’s ballot," according to Andrew Ryan of the BOSTON GLOBE. That could put Boston Mayor Martin Walsh "in a dif ...

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01/27/15
Boston Legislators Express Concerns About Bid

Boston lawmakers yesterday "amplified their concerns about the potential for the city to host" the '24 Games, saying that they "were concerned the infrastructure costs to the state would top" $5B, according to Jim O'Sullivan of the BOSTON GLOBE. After "meeting with opponents of the proposal, several ...

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01/22/15
Boston '24 Eyes Transparency With Bid Release

Boston '24 yesterday released the group's bid documents in a "kickoff of a public relations campaign" by Mayor Martin Walsh and local Olympic planners to "build enthusiasm" for the city's shot to host the Games, according to a front-page piece by Arsenault & Levenson of the BOSTON GLOBE. About 6 ...

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