Daily News Roundup – February 1, 2015
Anybody But Boston in 2024 (Boson Globe) From one of the Globe’s sports columnists
Walsh Says Boston Wouldn’t Use Eminent Domain for Olympics Stadium (Boston.com) The headline is inaccurate. He says that he won’t. He is also not the BRA, the agency that does. The state legislature could also have a public-private entity do it.
Boston Will Not Use Eminent Domain to Build an Olympic Stadium (Updated with Clarification) (Washington Post) That clarification is important.
IOC Leader Says Boston is Intriguing Candidate (Boston Globe) “If somebody is asking a question, that does not mean there is opposition.” Oh, but there is. Not all “somebodies” are politicians.
Sen. Tarr Requests Votes for Bay State Olympics Bid (Wicked Local North Andover)
Buckley: IOC Chief: Bidding Process Has a Long Way to Go (Boston Herald) He says they want a “solid majority” support. He doesn’t have it, and he’s not going to get it.
Walsh Wants to Revise Deal that Bans Olympic Criticism (Boston Globe) Why should anyone trust him? He’s already done the damage by signing it in the first place.
I thought it would also be fitting to highlight how the mega-sporting event happening today is also an economic mess for host cities.
The Bad Economics of Hosting the Super Bowl (Washington Examiner)
The Massive Cost of Hosting the Super Bowl by the Numbers (Think Progress)