ROAD TO 2024: Anti-Boston Campaigners To Release Book

March 20, 2017

Campaigners who waylaid Boston’s 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid are to release a book detailing their successful challenge.

The book No Boston Olympics: How and Why Smart Cities Are Passing on the Torch. has been co-written by No Boston Olympics co-chair Chris Dempsey and Professor Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College.

Boston was chosen by the USOC as the American nomination to bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in January 2015 ahead of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

But the USOC and the city agreed to drop the bid in June following a concerted campaign from No Boston Olympics, leading to a dramatic decline in public support.

Hamburg, Rome and Budapest have also dropped out of the race to host the 2024 Games.