The city of Boston has been awarded the United States bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
NECN's Boston Business editors roundtable gave their opinions on Boston's win, calling it unexpected. It is not clear what made the United States Olympic Committee choose Boston over the other cities who competed for the bid, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington DC.
Craig Douglas of the Boston Business Journal said Boston seems like a natural fit for the Olympic Games, citing the amount of stadiums and housing through the many universities around the city.
The editors also discussed the opportunity the Olympics would provide to Boston. Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe said the Games would give Boston a deadline to improve the city's infrastructure and housing.
In addition, the editors discussed the kickoff of Governor Baker's administration.