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  1. Listen here—cities don't just bid for an Olympics just to throw an expensive party. Maybe that's the case for Sochi, Beijing, Athens and other bid cities with no attention paid to a LEGACY. That won't happen if the Greater Boston Region & Commonwealth of MA host an Olympics. Things need to be fixed in any city, some more than others. If you can marry an Olympic bid with civic improvements to infrastructure while telling a good narative—that is a winning bid for Boston. They are following through all of the necessary steps and with good direction.
  2. Boston Olympics bid fuels visions on Massachusetts future http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_24965711/boston-olympics-bid-fuels-visions-mass-future?source=rss_viewed "We have roads that need repair, and those repairs could enhance economic development in a substantial way -- not just hosting the 2024 Olympics, but more importantly, we could change the face of the commonwealth of Massachusetts for half a century, if not more," said Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish, the commission's chairman. Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis: "Boston better equipped to handle a major global eve
  3. Not sure what the joke is about 2014 but he thinks Boston is the best U.S. option for 2024. I agree!
  4. Great news for Boston and a potential 2024 Summer Games Bid http://www.gamesbids.com/eng/olympic_bids/future_bids_2016/1216136788.html Wednesday the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed legislation to create an 11-member committee to push forward an initiative to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Boston. A bill was passed during the summer to examine the feasibility of bidding for the Games. According to the Daily Free Press, Massachusetts Rep. Theodore Speliotis said the commission is looking at how the universities and colleges in and surrounding Boston, including Boston Uni
  5. Massachusetts Senate votes to create commission to study feasibility of Massachusetts hosting 2024 Summer Olympics. State House bill S.1623 passes Senate this afternoon 39-0 in favor. Now to the House for a vote and Governor Patrick for his signature. Big news for the 2024 movement in Boston.
  6. The most likely American candidate cities for 2024 seem to be San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, a potential San Diego/Tijuana joint bid, and Los Angeles, which would be aiming to host its third Olympics since 1932. Boston's efforts are continuing to evolve! http://www.facebook.com/boston2024 @Boston2024 http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/11/usoc-looking-to-whittle-potential-2024-olympic-bid-cities-by-december/
  7. Boston officials “imagine” Olympics at committee meeting Boston’s Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development heard testimony Tuesday from citizens and officials advocating for New England to throw its proverbial hat in the ring, as they consider hosting the Games in 2024. “While security is, and will always be, a major concern in any Olympics, our first responders have proven to be more than up to the task. Our Boston police, fire and EMS have proven to be the most dedicated and prepared in the world,” Boston City Councilor Matthew O’Malley said Tuesday. “Imagine soccer matc
  8. Read more about the Boston 2024 State House hearing: Boston Globe: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/05/07/legislative-committee-hears-support-for-bill-study-boston-olympic-bid/ciMAmH2XSF0gy5XJHAmJaL/story.html CBS WBZ 4: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/05/07/state-officials-consider-bid-for-2024-olympic-games-in-boston/ Lowell Sun http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/05/07/state-officials-consider-bid-for-2024-olympic-games-in-boston/ Western Mass 22News If you check out the links below, you'll see that there was much more covered than security during the 2 1/2 hour hearing yeste
  9. Stoked that Los Angeles is throwing their hat in the ring along with Tom Hanks and Magic Johnson. If there's one city that has the balls to pull this off—it's LA! Screw Texas and Oklahoma; Los Angeles is electric and has major plans to tear down their century old convention center if the proposed Farmers Field project moves forward. To all those who count Boston out, this city isn't out. It's merely conducting a feasibity study to show proof with actual figures and findings "yes, it's feasible, or no, it's not feasible".
  10. I'll gladly change the conversation from politics to Boston's hopes for a future Summer Olympic Games. "Like" Boston2024 on facebook & follow the bid effort on twitter! http://www.boston-2024.org @Boston2024 http://www.facebook.com/boston2024
  11. I'm sorry but Dallas 2024 sounds incredibly boring... Yee haw
  12. Being a gold star member like yourself doesn't make anyone elses opinions, including new followers any less viable than yours. This is merely a forum for people who are infatuated with the Olympics to have friendly and interesting discussions. Let the Exploratory Committee do their job and come back with the real facts and well...the back and forth will still be going on here : )
  13. I don't think anyone posting on here has shot down any other city in comparison. I would love if ANY city in the U.S. can play host to an event of this magnitude in our near future. We don't think Boston is God's gift to anything but we are very proud of our city and what it has to offer. Any resident should have pride in the city in which they live. Other cities I would love to see pitch for a games would be Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Austin, Miami and Chicago even though they just announced they weren't going to bid again. I think any viable city in our nation should lay the groundwork
  14. According to the MCCA, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Boston currently has over 35,000 hotel rooms with more than 6,000 new ones on their way. In 12 years from now and a bustling new South Boston waterfront, I could only guestimate that our hotel totals would be up to 45-50,000.
  15. The host city needs to be a destination that others from all around the world would want to attend. Familes in London, Netherlands, Australia, etc aren't going to travel all the way to the U.S.A. to visit Tusla OK or Dallas Texas, I'm sorry. Those cities don't tell a story. Their endless amounts of open land doesn't make them international destinations. Boston has history, culture and can tell that story. It's an international destination and the world would embrace a Summer Games in our city.
  16. Had no idea you could draw and make your own maps quickly on GoogleMaps—pretty sweet! There's a few other areas of unused land on the South Boston waterfront I'd be curious about for future use that you didn't highlight. I know land there is quickly being sold and developed but what about all the area around or behind the convention center?
  17. The answer is that it will inspire a generation. It's a lot easier said than done but I think there are so many different story lines Boston could write for the nation. We are that gleaming city on a hill, a place where much of this great nation began. Boston is a city that fosters radical thinking and innovation and would be a great representation of what the United States has to offer to the world. A bid for 2024 will greatly help Boston's reputation as being not so friendly and welcoming. It's biggest hurdle back in the 1994 exploratory bid was how Boston was perceived and still to this da
  18. Having venus outside of metropolital Boston is a non-issue. Every city that has hosted an Olympic Games has had events & venues well beyond the city limits. If two venues are in Foxboro, Cambridge, South Boston, Hyde Park and sailing in Newport, RI... it would still be Boston 2024. The entire New England region is still smaller than the distance Beijing had between their venu clusters.
  19. Back in 1994 when Boston attempted to bid for the 2008 Summer Games, Harvard University and Boston University worked alongside the Boston Organizing Committee to use college dorms which are vacant throughout the summer as the athlete villages. That's a lot of real estate Boston has and won't need to build. In 2024, Gillette Stadium will be 22 years old and will be well due for a makeover. That's making a lot of assumptions that Foxboro would be a focal point of a Boston Olympics but there is a direct commuter rail from South Station in downtown Boston to Gillette Stadium & Patriots Place.
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