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  • SBD Article

    Boston Bid Hinges On Proximity Of Venues; Local Officials Warm To Hosting Games

    Published October 20, 2014

    Massachusetts Competitive Partnership President & CEO Dan O'Connell, who heads Boston 2024, on Friday said that Boston’s hopes to land the '24 Games "will hinge upon creating a 'compact' games, where venues would be either within walking distance of each other or accessible by mass transit," according to Marie Szaniszlo of the BOSTON HERALD. O'Connell said that many of the venues "would belong to local universities," and some "would be adapted or upgraded with the cooperation of the universit...

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  • SBD Article

    Boston Mayor Changes Tune On Olympics Bid, Eyes Opportunity For New Infrastructure

    Published October 14, 2014

    ...ially noncommittal about the prospect of a Boston Olympics," has now said that he "believes it could help th... ...ed Boston 2024 is "promising a privately financed Olympics that would depend on public infrastructure improv... ...y laying a plan out now, with the potential of an Olympics, it will get us there" (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/13).

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  • SBD Article

    Boston Bid Group To Use Computer Model To Show Effects Of Bringing '24 Games To City

    Published October 09, 2014

    ...th some possible modifications to accommodate the Olympics.

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  • SBD Article

    Could Oslo's Decision Not To Bid On '22 Games Be Impetus For Change At IOC?

    Published October 03, 2014

    " Asia already has the Olympics in '18 (Pyeongchang) and '20 (Tokyo), and it is "... ...tal -- less than a generation later -- the Winter Olympics as well. ...both cities "have money" and can "push through an Olympics without worrying too much about what citizens rea... ...er said countries are backing off bidding for the Olympics "because the costs of construction are so high" a...

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  • SBD Article

    Bach Says IOC Won't Reopen '22 Bid Process After Oslo's Withdrawal; Almaty, Beijing Remain

    Published October 02, 2014

    ...rching fear is the ballooning cost of hosting the Olympics," after the reported $51B cost of the Sochi Games... ...ng, which in '08 hosted the most expensive Summer Olympics at $44B, is "not a winter sports mecca. ...the header, "Begging Beijing To Host 2022 Winter Olympics Bad Sign For IOC. ...just be that the IOC was reduced to peddling the Olympics to autocratic, anti-democratic regimes, where the...

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  • SBD Article

    IOC To Make Hosts Sign Non-Discrimination Clause, Raising Questions About '22 Bids

    Published September 30, 2014

    ...orcing the contract with the threat of losing the Olympics "becomes nearly impossible in the final three yea...

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  • SBD Article

    USOC's Blackmun Claims "Near Unanimous" Support From NGBs For '24 Games Bid

    Published September 29, 2014

    The USOC “gave the clearest indication yet that it will make a pitch for the 2024 Summer Games, saying on Friday that next year it hoped to be in the final stages of preparing a bid,” according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun noted the idea of hosting the ‘24 Games “had near unanimous support from the country's sports federations.” Blackmun: "We did a poll of the NGBs and the amount of support we have to bid for a Games is unbelievable. … There was really no negative resp...

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  • SBJ Article

    Chobani first to push USOC deal through Tokyo

    Published September 29, 2014 by Terry Lefton

    ...ut we’re still just seven years young, so the ­­­­Olympics gave us stature.

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  • SBD Article

    Exec Suggests A DC Olympic Stadium For '24 Games Could Be Redskins' New Home

    Published September 19, 2014

    Washington '24 exploratory committee Chair Russell Ramsey on Thursday said that he is "intrigued by the possibility that an Olympic stadium could be built on the RFK Stadium site, perhaps becoming the future home" of the Redskins, according to Jeff Barker of the Baltimore SUN. Ramsey: "When the ownership of the Washington NFL team talked about looking, that's probably one of the places they'd like to look, so that's something we'd like to understand better. There are a couple places that seem...

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  • SBD Article

    Leonsis, DC Olympic Bid Committee Begin Public Pitch For '24 Summer Games

    Published September 18, 2014

    ...unities to embrace the idea of hosting the summer Olympics.

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  • SBD Article

    Boston Could Have Edge In Bid For '24 Summer Games Due To Proximity Of Venues

    Published September 16, 2014

    Boston "has a potential edge" in the USOC's effort to land the '24 Summer Games, as it is "offering itself as a city with compact venues," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. If the IOC, "decides that is what it wants, Boston is seen as a strong candidate." Boston "would probably gain an advantage" over L.A., S.F. and DC, "whose plans offer less intimate settings." L.A. "would have five of its facilities in Long Beach, 25 miles to the south," while DC "would use sites in Maryland an...

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  • SBJ Article

    USOC pushes pre-Games tour two years out

    Published September 15, 2014 by Tripp Mickle

    ...gin promoting the Rio Games earlier than previous Olympics followed a series of meetings with sponsors, who... ...s for the Rio Games further expand the USOC’s pre-Olympics marketing. ...should expand the tour an entire year before the Olympics. ...rn more about athletes and how they train for the Olympics.

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