Boston Mayor Marty Walsh gave a boost, and talked dollars and cents, at a Monday night event promoting the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston.
Daniel Walsh of Norwalk, Connecticut, won a bronze medal rowing in the Men's 8 in Beijing in 2008. Sen. Eileen Donoghue, a Democrat from Lowell, Massachusetts, is one of the leaders of the Boston 2024 Olympics Feasibility Commission.
Both joined Jim Braude on Broadside to discuss the feasibility of the Summer Games coming to New England.
"A lot of my Olympic brothers and sisters - we got inspired, at some point, by the five rings, by representing our country," said Walsh.
"Taxpayer dollars are not being eyed to fund an Olympics," said Donoghue. "There's a lot of infrastructure that we need to do, with or without the Olympics, and so if that can be compatible, that's a great thing, for, I think, Boston and for the whole commonwealth."