Mitt Romney: 2024 Olympics 'Fantastic' for Boston, Joins Effort

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Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 11:39 AM

By Morgan Chilson

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Mitt Romney is working with a group of Boston businessmen and leaders to try to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Massachusetts city, the Boston Globe reports.

Romney brings his experience running the 2002 Salt Lake City winter games to the group, which is led by John F. Fish, of Suffolk Construction. In October, the group hosted members of the United States Olympic Committee to tour possible sites in the city.

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“Boston would be a fantastic place for the summer Games,” Romney told the Globe. “It’s a huge-impact event. It’s like 20 Super Bowls all at once. The transportation has to be completely redone. The fundraising and marketing of the Games is extensive. It’s an amazing undertaking.”

Boston faces many hurdles to be in the running, including what the Globe called an “aging subway system” that would be a challenge for transportation between venues.

“It has to be done thoughtfully,” Fish told the Globe. “It has to be based on analytics. It has to be slow and deliberate. It has to be done with consensus. And we need to sit at the table and have this discussion constructively — or we’ll never know.”

Competition will be high to host the 2024 Olympics. Philadelphia is throwing its hat in the ring, with Mayor Michael Nutter visiting with the people who ran London’s recent Olympic games while on a trip to Great Britain, the Philadelphia Inquirer said.

The 2012 games cost $12.5 billion, with $1.5 billion coming from London, and revitalization efforts after the Games were over continue, the Inquirer said.

“A big part of the location decision was what would happen afterward," Nutter told the Inquirer. "Hosting the Games is great in and of itself, but they only last a couple weeks. ... Hosting the Games has to serve as the catalyst for something long term, the rehabilitation of something.”

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