Boston 2024 Olympic bid: we could – but should we?

Yesterday, the city of Rome included itself among the potential hosts for the 2024 summer Olympics.  Now, where would you rather be that August - Boston or Rome?   Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said, "it's unacceptable not to try."  Boston's self-appointed elite apparently feel that way.  Today, Boston's bid boosters are in San Francisco to persuade the United States Olympic Committee to choose Boston over  San …

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Boston Olympics? costly diversion

The initial images of the Sochi winter Olympics - tap water the color of urine, treacherous unfinished sidewalks, bathroom doors that wouldn't open, failed opening night electronic display - have given way to images of skiers doing death-defying summersaults off the chutes, elegant ice skating, breathtaking bobsled runs, the excitement of the T. J. Oshie goal …

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