U.S. Olympic committee picks Boston as candidate for 2024 hosting bid
Boston was selected as the United States’ candidate city for the 2024 summer Olympics on Thursday, seeing off competition from two-time prior host Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington.
The US Olympic Committee board of directors, meeting in Denver, chose Boston after multiple rounds of voting and what a USOC statement called “spirited discussion” among the 15-member panel.
The four cities were the finalists from a 22-month evaluation process.
Following failed Olympic bids by New York for the 2012 Olympics and Chicago for the 2016 Olympics, Boston will now enter a global field expected to field strong candidates from Italy, Germany and France.