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Boston 2024 Releases Bid 2.0 Claiming Conservative Budgeting, Overrun Protection

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 29 / 15

In a high-stakes media event today, Boston 2024 strived to allay concerns that taxpayers will be exposed to outsized risk for cost overruns if the city successfully bids to host the '24 Games. During the release of the anticipated “Version 2.0” of the bid, Boston 2024 Chair Steve Pagliuc...

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