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Top Olympic official lashes out at Boston for bid flop

By Karolos GrohmannKUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has laid the blame squarely on Boston for its aborted attempt to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying the city had failed to deliver on its promises.Boston was picked by the United States Olympic Committee to be...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 5:11pm

Quincy to host Boston 2024 volleyball, accessibility in question

The question of whether the 2024 Olympic Games will be as walkable and accessible for the public as the initial pitch to the IOCis opening a new chapter as Boston 2024 rolls out the 2.0 plan with venues staggered all over the Bay State.On Wednesday morning,Quincy Mayor Tom Koch and Boston 2024 CEO...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 3:08pm

Minuteman sportsman club would host Boston 2024 shooting event

Minute Man Sportsman club willserve as the venue for Olympic and Paralympic shooting if Boston hosts the 2024 Olympic games, officials announced Monday.“For athletes and spectators, we’re confident that Minute Man will offer an extraordinary experience,” said Boston 2024 partnership CEO, Richard...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 1:19am

Boston 2024 Olympics sailing would be held in New Bedford

New Bedford will host the Olympic and Paralympic sailing on Buzzards Bay should the 2024 Summer Games head to Boston.Boston 2024 CEO Rich Davey and Mayor Jon Mitchell announced the partnership Thursday afternoon at a press conference held at Fort Taber. Organizers believe that this expanded venue...

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 9:36pm

2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in winter months of November and December

The Qatar World Cup has been a cluster-F from the beginning, underscored by the fact that around 200 workers die each year in the construction of stadiums and hotels in the fly-by-night country’s preparations for serving host to soccer’s grandest stage seven years from now.Now, FIFA and Qatar are...

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:10am

Will an Olympics commitment fix the MBTA?

If a few feet of snow can bring Boston and its vaunted transit system to a halt for days, hundreds of thousands of tourists and athletes gathering for the 2024 Summer Olympics will leave the city gridlocked for weeks, says the leading opponent of the city’s olympic bid.“The city has effectively...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 2:05am

Boston 2024 Olympics group hires Davey as new CEO

Boston 2024, the group pushing to make Boston the host city for the 2024 summer Olympics, has hired the state's former transportation secretary as its new CEO.Richard Davey, the transportation boss under former Gov. Deval Patrick, succeeds Dan O'Connell, who was housing and economic development...

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 3:20am

Boston 2024 officials to reveal some Olympic documents

Boston 2024 and other Olympics bid supporters have made transparency a major part of their public messaging, but have released little information about the bid that helped them prevail over competitors before the U.S. Olympic Committee.Ahead of a community meeting set for Wednesday, Jan. 21,...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 10:05pm