From our One Town, Two Different Worlds desk
The Yes Boston Olympics group (not its real name) made its 2024 Summer Games pitch to the US Olympic Committee yesterday and got very different receptions in the local dailies.
Boston Globe Page One:
Boston still in hunt for 2024 Summer Olympics
US panel votes to submit bid for Summer Games, will select from field of four cities next month
The US Olympic Committee’s board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to submit a bid for the 2024 Summer Games and next month will choose one candidate from among Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., to join what is expected to be a crowded international field.
The committee gave no indication of a favorite among the four cities. USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun said the contenders were in “a four-way tie.’’
Boston mayor Marty Walsh added that “it shows you that this puts Boston on a stage. Whether or not we get the Olympics, to be able to be in the same conversation with other cities around I think says an awful lot about the strength of the city of Boston.”
Or its business community anyway.
Crosstown at the Boston Herald, the bid got significantly less play. Like page 21 play.
Can we made Dirt Digging an official Olympic event? That’ll jumpstart the fizzy local tabloid, eh?