Suffolk in the City: 2024 Olympics in Boston?

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November 14, 2013, 8:22 am
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(NECN) - An elite group of Boston's most powerful business leaders are quietly exploring the prospect of bringing the 2024 summer Olympic Games to the hub.

Our Suffolk in the City student reporter Dan McCarthy took to the streets of Boston to see how the locals feel about the possibility.

One person thought it would be awesome, especially with what Boston has been through.

Another said it would be even better than London because Boston has such a community feeling and people would be so into the atmosphere.

But are there concerns with so many people and tourists coming to Boston?

One says yes.
Another woman says we would have to bulk up and make sure everyone stays safe because we already have an absurd amount of people.

Another says traffic is already crazy as it is and she guesses it would get worse.

What’s a new pitch for a Boston-themed Olympic event?

Lobster boats, chowder eating and a duck boat race were the top three answers.

The only event now is the waiting game because we have to wait till 2015 to see if the Olympic Committee will select Boston to pitch for the 2017 decision.

Tags: Boston, Suffolk in the City, Summer Olympics, dan mccarthy
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