Boston Is Out As The U.S. Candidate For The 2024 Olympics

Sam Peterson Contributor
Font Size:

Boston will no longer bid on the chance to host 2024 Olympics Games.

It was reported earlier today that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh had refused to sign a host city contract. The Associated Press and ESPN are now reporting that the city has completely withdrawn from the process. (RELATED: Everyone In Boston Wants To Host The Olympics In 2024. That Is… Everyone Except The Mayor)

The United State Olympic Committee had chosen Boston in January as America’s official bid city. With Boston withdrawing their bid, it leaves the USOC only seven weeks to find a replacement.

Olympic Games often come with a significant price tag, and it appeared many local politicians were concerned about the impact the games might have on local tax-payers. For example, the 2014 Sochi games cost Russia $50 billion, about $38 billion over budget, according to CNN. Los Angeles is suspected as the likely replacement for Boston.