Boston Olympics

Aerial view of proposed Olympic Stadium. (Image from Boston 2024)

Boston Olympic Bid Backers Call For Statewide Vote In Nov. 2016

Boston voters will have the final say, according to bid organizers.

03/24/2015

Governor Charlie Baker discusses a plan to hire a Boston Olympics 2024 bid consultant. (WBZ-TV)

Massachusetts To Hire Consultant For Boston Olympics 2024 Bid

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic leaders of the state Legislature announced Monday they would jointly hire an outside consultant to advise them on the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston, saying they wanted to assure that hosting the games wouldn’t unfairly burden taxpayers.

03/23/2015

Boston 2024 CEO Richard Davey. (WBZ-TV)

Boston’s Olympic Chief Confident In Bid

Since the euphoria of being chosen as the U.S. bid city in January, the road has turned bumpy for organizers.

03/22/2015

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Walsh Wants New Olympic Narrative

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the rollout of the city’s Olympic bid has been hampered by too many “distractions.”

03/22/2015

Riders crammed on an Orange Line train, Feb. 12, 2015. (Photo by Carl Stevens-WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

MBTA Is Top Concern At Boston Olympics Forum

No matter what was discussed at Tuesday’s forum on Boston’s Olympic bid, the conversation always came back to transportation.

03/17/2015

Gov. Charlie Baker during a March 12 interview. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Persuading Gov. Baker Key For Boston 2024 Supporters

Gov. Charlie Baker told WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller that he has questions when it comes to Boston’s Olympic bid.

03/12/2015

House Minority Leader Brad Jones (WBZ)

Keller @ Large: Minority Leader On MBTA’s Troubles

Rep. Brad Jones is also skeptical about Boston’s Olympic bid.

03/08/2015

U.S. Rep Stephen Lynch (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Rep. Stephen Lynch On Disaster Relief For MBTA

Congressman Stephen Lynch says the MBTA might hit some snags in its quest to get federal funds.

03/01/2015

(Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: MBTA Disaster Hurts Boston Olympics Support

To sum up local Olympics Twitter lately: If you couldn’t be trusted to fund and run the T properly before, why should we believe you’ll pull off an Olympic Games without disaster.

02/23/2015

Boston NAACP President Michael Curry (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Boston NAACP President Talks Baker, I-93 Protests

Michael Curry said that, so far, Baker is honoring his campaign pledge to be available to communities of color.

02/01/2015

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