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Boston Mayor, Mass. Governor Withhold Judgement On Revised '24 Olympic Bid

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 30 / 15

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh called Boston 2024's revised 2.0 Olympic bid a "'solid plan,' but held off a full endorsement until he could have further discussions about possible risks to taxpayers," according to a front-page piece by Mark Arsenault of the BOSTON GLOBE. Walsh yesterday said, "I like wh...

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