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Boston Olympic bid moves forward with details, opposition
Boston Olympic bid moves forward with details, opposition

If Boston officials have their way, the 2024 Summer Games will transform the city into a giant Olympic park, with sailing in the harbor, baseball at Fenway Park and beach volleyball at the famed Boston Common. The Massachusetts capital recently won a competition -- defeating Los Angeles, among other cities -- to be the sole U.S. candidate to host the Games. But even as the bid committee continues its work, critics have threatened to pursue a referendum that would put the effort up to a public vote. "We are still thinking through the right strategy," said Chris Dempsey of a group called No Boston Olympics. The bid cites a $4.7-billion operating budget that officials say...

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