US Olympic Committee will look elsewhere for 2024 host city after Boston out
BOSTON — Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.
In a statement Monday announcing the end of the bid in Boston, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun said the federation was still interested in mounting a bid for the Summer Games in the United States.
He didn’t mention any city specifically, though the best bet is Los Angeles would be the candidate.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti released a statement saying that his office hadn’t had any recent conversations with the USOC but he’d be happy to have them.
The Boston bid soured within days of its beginning in January, beset by poor communication, low public support and an active opposition group.
The USOC board decided via teleconference after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced he would not be pressured into signing the host city contract that puts the city on the hook for any cost overruns.
The deadline to officially nominate a city is Sept. 15.