USOC Opts Out Of Boston 2024 Bid

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—The United States Olympic Committee has opted not to bid on the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

 

“Notwithstanding the promise of the original vision for the bid, and the soundness of the plan developed under Steve Paglicua (Boston 2024 chair), we have not been able to get a majority of the citizens of Boston to support hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Therefore, the USOC does not think that the level of support enjoyed by Boston’s bid would allow it to prevail over great bids from Paris, Rome, Hamburg, Budapest or Toronto,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. 

“Boston 2024 has expressed confidence that, with more time, they could generate the public support necessary to win the bid and deliver a great Games. They also recognize, however, that we are out of time if the USOC is going to be able to consider a bid from another city. As a result, we have reached a mutual agreement to withdraw Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” Blackmun said.