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Boston Mayor Bringing On Financial Fact-Checker For '24 Olympics Bidding Process

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 17 / 15

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is bringing on former Goldman Sachs analyst Sara Myerson as the city’s "financial 'fact-checker' of Boston 2024’s books and to make sure taxpayer money isn’t used in the group’s plan to host" the '24 Games, according to Matt Stout of the BOSTON HERA...

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