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By Chris Dempsey,Andrew Zimbalist

ISBN-10: 151260058X

ISBN-13: 9781512600582

In 2013 and 2014, a few of Massachusetts’ wealthiest and strongest contributors hatched an audacious plan to carry the 2024 summer time Olympics to Boston. Like their opposite numbers in towns worldwide, Boston’s Olympic boosters promised political leaders, taxpayers, and the media that the video games could convey incalculable advantages and require little monetary help from the general public. but those advocates refused to percentage the main points in their bid and purely grudgingly admitted, while pressed, that their plan known as for billions of bucks in building of unneeded venues. To win the bid, the general public must warrantly taxpayer cash to hide rate overruns, that have plagued all sleek Olympic video games. the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) selected Boston 2024’s bid over that of different American towns in January 2015—and for a time it appeared inevitable that the overseas Olympic Committee (IOC) may award the video games to Boston 2024.

No Boston Olympics is the tale of ways an advert hoc, underfunded workforce of various and engaged voters joined jointly to problem and eventually derail Boston’s boosters, the USOC, and the IOC. Chris Dempsey was once cochair of No Boston Olympics, the crowd that first voiced skepticism, demanded responsibility, and catalyzed dissent. Andrew Zimbalist is a global specialist at the economics of activities, and the prime researcher at the hidden charges of internet hosting mega-events similar to the Olympics and the area Cup. jointly, they inform Boston’s tale, whereas offering a blueprint for electorate who search to problem high priced, wasteful, disruptive, and dicy Olympic bids of their personal cities.

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