In Boston's Faltering Bid for 2024 Games, a Message for Olympics (Christian Science Monitor) Another Boston 2024 Surprising (NECN) "Owners of hydroelectric plant that controls Deerfield River flows say they never heard from Olympics organizers." A Boston 2024 Pre-Mortem (Boston Globe) DCU Center Gets Boston Olympic Committee Nod for Handball Venue (Worcester Telegram) The Hidden Costs of a Boston Olympics (Andrew Zimbalist) What Does the IOC Think of Boston 2024? (Radio Bosto
Rep. Lynch Against Proposed Olympic Stadium (NECN) Boston 2024: Olympic Whitewater Canoe/Kayak Slalom Races Would Be on Deerfield River in Franklin, Berkshire Counties (MassLive) Does Boston 2024 Have an Intern Problem? (Bay State Examiner) Harvard No Longer Slated as Boston 2024 Tennis Host (Harvard Crimson) Support for Boston 2024 is Not Too Low to Win Olympic Bid (CommonWealth) Because the IOC has as much disregard for public opinion as Boston 2024 does, apparently. Steve
Harvard's Once-Prominent Role in Boston 2024's Plans Now Shrinking (Boston Globe) Suffolk Downs No Longer a Backup Olympic Stadium Site (Boston Globe) Poll: Would You Rather Have the 2024 Olympics or a Real Jurassic Park? (Boston.com) Risk Unavoidable with Games, Pagliuca Says (Boston Globe) "Risk for thee, Profit for me" The Case Against the "Innovation Games" (BostInno) Billerica Takes Its Shot at Olympic Spotlight (Lowell Sun) Official Asks: Is Quincy Involved in Boston's
Five Things You Should Know About Jeffrey Fuhrer (Boston Globe) Fuhrer is senior vice president and senior policy adviser to Boston Fed president Eric Rosengren. ““The history of the Olympics is not terrific for the cities that have hosted. They often spend huge amounts, and they don’t reap all the benefits.” Smaller Mass. Cities Clamor for Piece of Olympic Glory (Boston Globe) I’m sure Boston 2024 would love to spread the graft/gravy.
‘University Cluster’ Key to Boston’s Ol
WBUR commissioned a new poll on public support for the Olympics and found a 13% rise in opposition since last month. Support for Boston Olympics is Dwindling, WBUR Poll Finds (WBUR) “It has to do with voters now having a new appreciation of how bad the MBTA actually is and seeing the impacts of the storm and thinking there are other priorities in which money would be better spent.” Poll Shows Bloom Has Fallen Off Olympic Bid for Most Bostonians (NPR) And the next big news is
The IOC is Hurting Boston 2024’s Credibility (BostInno) I didn’t know they had any. Hosting the Olympics Could (Finally!) Raise Boston’s Profile (Huffington Post) Pre-USOC selection, but I just came across it yesterday. It’s mocking the Boston 2024 rhetoric about Boston needing the Olympics to get attention. Bill Seeks Details of Olympic Expenses (Boston Globe) From Reps. Moran (Brighton) and Michlewitz (North End). And Marty is NOT happy. Faust Says No to Fundraising for Bos
The two biggest stories from yesterday were Marty Walsh’s gag order on city employees and Boston 2024’s partial release of the bid to the public. Joindergate Walsh OK’d Ban on Criticism of Olympics Bid (Boston Globe) Not only does the document he signed ban city employees from criticizing the Olympics, the IOC, or the USOC, but it also requires them to actively promote the bid. The authoritarianism of the Olympics on clear display. Walsh, Olympic Committee Must Drop Ban on Cr