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The U.S. bid for the 2024 Olympics is back in play. Does D.C. have a chance?

Boston and the United States Olympic Committee have officially ended the city’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. But can D.C. get back in?

Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Chief of Staff John Falcicchio said in a statement it is still too early to tell what might happen next.

“We were surprised that Boston’s bid deflated,” Falcicchio said. “It is too early to say what is next but we remain proud of the bid put forth by D.C. 2024.”

D.C. shouldn’t be surprised. It’s been apparent for several months that Boston’s bid was unraveling at a rapid pace due to a lack of public support and concerns about the cost. As far back as April, David Rubenstein of the Carlyle Group asked Bowser about getting back in the game at an Economic Club luncheon. Watch the video here.

Read full article here from Washington Business Journal



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