Featured Story

Questions On Cost Delay L.A. City Council's Vote On Potential '24 Olympic Bid

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 27 / 15

Facing an "early test of support at home," L.A.'s plan for the  '24 Games  stalled yesterday "amid questions about potential runaway costs and the impact on neighborhoods already strangled by traffic and congestion," according to Michael Blood of the AP. The City Council "had been expected...

Read More

Tags: Olympics

More Stories

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 ...

Tags: Olympics

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 ...

Tags: Olympics

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 ...

Tags: Olympics

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 ...

Tags: Olympics

01/21/15
Boston May Have Public Vote On Olympics

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh yesterday "threw the city’s 2024 Olympic bid into turmoil," saying that he "wouldn’t oppose voters trying to secure a public referendum on the project, a move that could complicate or even endanger the city’s chances," according to Kamp & Futterman of ...

Tags: Olympics

01/19/15
'24 Games Events Could Be Held Outside Of Mass.

Boston’s plans for the '24 Games "probably will include staging some events outside Massachusetts, an approach that could mean early-round Olympic baseball at Yankee Stadium, basketball at Madison Square Garden, tennis on the courts where the U.S. Open is played, and sailing off Newport, R.I., ...

Tags: Olympics

01/19/15
Beijing Now Leader For '22 Winter Games

Confidence is rising that a vote this summer “will place Beijing as the first city ever to host both the summer and winter editions” of the Olympics, according to Calum MacLeod of USA TODAY. The success of the ’08 Summer Games “combined with China's economic and organizationa ...

Tags: Olympics

01/16/15
Mass. Residents Support Boston Olympics

More than 55% of Massachusetts residents surveyed this week "support hosting the Olympics," compared with nearly 40% "who oppose it," according to a Sage Consulting poll cited by Shirley Leung of the BOSTON GLOBE. Only 5% of those surveyed "were undecided." Leung: "Maybe that's why Mayor Marty Walsh ...

Tags: Olympics

01/15/15
USA Basketball Committed to New Phoenix HQ

USA Basketball Chair Jerry Colangelo "remains committed" to relocating the organization "to metro Phoenix" despite Arizona State Univ. ending negotiations with the developer of a planned $436M project for new USA Basketball HQ , according to Jeff Metcalfe of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. ASU ...

Tags: Olympics, USA Basketball

01/13/15
Boston '24 Bid Bolsters Opposition Group

Critics of Boston's bid for the '24 Games said that they have "experienced an outpouring of support for opposing the games" since the USOC selected the city last week, according to Chris Cassidy of the BOSTON HERALD. Opposition group No Boston Olympics co-Chair Chris Dempsey said, "We had over 1,0 ...

Tags: Olympics, USOC

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug