USOC And Boston 2024 Confident Over Legacy

July 17, 2015

Leaders from the USOC and Boston 2024 Partnership had meetings in the Massachusetts’ capital today to discuss Boston’s detailed planning to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Referred to as Bid 2.0, which is the next phase of Boston 2024’s Games Concept, the plan for building Olympic venues and operating the Games relies on private financing. It also includes safeguards to make sure tax dollars are not put at risk.

These details and other next steps for the bid were reviewed this afternoon as part of regularly scheduled meetings to be held throughout the multi-year bidding process.

In addition to a meeting with Mayor Walsh, USOC and Boston 2024 leaders also discussed with Governor Baker the status of its ongoing cooperation with the Brattle Group’s analysis of Bid 2.0.

“We’re grateful for the USOC’s continued partnership, full support and active participation,” said Steve Pagliuca, chairman, Boston 2024 Partnership.  “During today’s meetings, we shared details of our progress and our continued engagement with the community to ensure that Boston hosting the Games delivers legacy benefits that will enrich our region and the Olympic movement for years to come.

Our collaboration with Mayor Walsh and with the USOC reflects the strengths of partnership across the board and the collaborative approach we’re taking to bring the Games back to the U.S., right here in Boston.”

“Today we reviewed the progress that Boston 2024 has made over the course of the last two weeks and confirmed that the Brattle Group is working diligently on its assessment of the financial viability of the new bid plan,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. “We’re pleased to have the support of the Mayor and look forward to working with Steve Pagliuca and the entire team at Boston 2024 to make this bid a success.”

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