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Beijing Outlasts Strong Almaty Presentation, Wins Hosting Rights For '22 Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

Beijing on Friday was named the host of the '22 Games, setting up the Chinese capital to "become the first city in history to stage both the Summer and Winter Games," according to Sam Borden of the N.Y. TIMES. Members of the IOC "voted in favor of Beijing over its lone competitor, Almaty, Kazakhstan...

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Docs Show Boston Games Would Cost $9-10B

A '24 Boston Olympics would cost $9-10B to "build, operate, and keep safe," according to an analysis of bid documents by Mark Arsenault of the BOSTON GLOBE. However, public-transit improvements, which the organizing committee says "would help the Games run more smoothly but are not required," are "n ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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'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., ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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