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Richard Davey talks about Olympics bid

The CEO of the private group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston says the games could mean permanent improvements to Franklin Park, where the group wants to host equestrian events and the pentathlon.

But a number of residents from... Read more

After two public meetings held this week to consider the contours and costs of Boston‘s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics Games, two themes have emerged: Anxious citizens are looking for hard facts about the effect of the Games on their lives and on... Read more

Mayor Martin Walsh and top officials from Boston 2024 met with business owners from New Boston Food Market on two occasions over the last week to soothe fears over the businesses’ future and clear a path forward for a possible agreement over the use of... Read more

With Olympics boosters touting existing and planned transportation infrastructure in Greater Boston as sufficient to handle the international sporting contest, a transportation advocate says the bid documents significantly overstate the amount of... Read more

Last week’s “reveal” by the Boston 2024 committee, the non-profit organization that has led the effort to bring the Summer Games to Boston, was a mixed bag. On the one hand, the presentation offered the most in-... Read more

Despite assurances from Boston 2024 that the businesses in the 20-acre food production facility at Widett Circle would have a seat at the table in any ongoing Olympic discussions, that was not the case as the bid was unveiled on Wednesday.

“We... Read more

House Speaker Robert DeLeo wants to see 2024 Summer Olympics venues around the state and not just in the greater Boston area.

Organizers should look to Springfield, Worcester, the South Coast and the Berkshires for venues, DeLeo (D-Winthrop)... Read more

Boston’s bid to secure the 2024 summer Olympic games won the US committee’s nod last Thursday— a significant victory for proponents of the idea, most notably Mayor Martin Walsh, who has become the most prominent public face of the effort. Walsh... Read more

Details of who would pay for the facilities and the public infrastructure that would be needed for Boston to host the 2024 Olympic Games remain murky this week. Boston 2024 organizers say they will reveal more about their larger plans next Wednesday... Read more

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 16, 2014.....Governor-elect Charlie Baker on Tuesday expressed enthusiasm about the possibility of the Olympics coming to Massachusetts as backers of a Boston bid for the 2024 summer games prepared to make their case in... Read more

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