Organizers Reveal Details On Boston’s Olympic Bid
Organizers of Boston's effort to host the 2024 Olympics are revealing some of the early plans for the Boston bid. Most of the venues would be in a six mile area.
The co-chair of Boston 2024's planning committee tells reporters, organizers hope to have "the most walkable games in modern times." Organizers also say the Olympic bid could generate 70-thousand jobs.
The International Olympic Committee will decide on Boston's proposal in 2017.
Meantime, a top Beacon Hill lawmaker says he'd like to see the entire state take part in the Olympics if Boston is tapped to host the 2024 summer games.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo told reporters that while greater Boston should remain the focus of the games, he'd want cities like Worcester, Springfield and Pittsfield and areas like the Berkshires and the South Coast to host some of the sporting events.