Boston Will Be US Contender to Host 2024 Olympics

City beats out LA, San Francisco, and DC
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2015 6:11 PM CST
Boston Will Be US Contender to Host 2024 Olympics
The Boston city skyline is illuminated at dusk as it reflects off the waters of Boston Harbor.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

One American city will be in the running to host the 2024 Summer Olympics: Boston. The US Olympic Committee picked the city today over Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, reports the Boston Globe. Now comes two years of wooing the International Olympic Committee, which will make its final choice in 2017. NPR thinks that Boston has a legitimate shot, though it expects a close competition with other cities that might include Rome; Paris; Budapest; Berlin; Doha, Qatar, and Baku, Azerbaijan. Plus this wild card: "If South Africa bids, some in the IOC may be tempted to stage Africa's first Olympics ever," says NPR's Howard Berkes. (More Boston stories.)

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