Boston's 2024 Olympic Bid Killed After Mayor Snubs Committee
Mayor Marty Walsh says he doesn't want taxpayers to pay for possible Olympic cost overruns.By Matt Picht | July 27, 2015
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is officially over, and the U.S. Olympic Committee will have to scramble to find another American city if it wants a shot at hosting the Games.
"I refuse to commit to signing a guarantee that uses taxpayers' dollars to pay for the Olympics," Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told reporters.
The decision to kill Boston's bid came hours after Mayor Marty Walsh told reporters he wouldn't sign a deal that could leave the city footing the bill for any cost overruns incurred by the Olympics.