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Boston Withdraws Bid For '24 Summer Games After Mayor Refuses To Risk Taxpayer Money

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 28 / 15

Boston’s "improbable bid" to host the '24 Games yesterday "collapsed ... after seven months and millions of dollars spent, ending a tumultuous effort racked by acrimonious debate, public relations blunders, and limited public support," according to a front-page piece by Arsenault & Levenso...

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