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The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill that would study the feasibility of the state hosting the 2014 Summer Olympics.

The bill would create a nine-member commission to analyze all aspects of hosting the games, including infrastructure, transportation, security, lodging, location, costs and job creation.

Sen. Eileen Donoghue of Lowell sponsored the bill and she said hosting the games would give the state “an amplified international  profile” that could boost tourism.

The bill, now headed to the House, calls on the commission to complete its report by March 2014.

[Associated Press]

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