Boston’s bid for Olympics is withdrawn

The USOC and Boston 2024 ended the Olympic effort because of continued low public support.

Mayor Martin Walsh vowed early Monday not to be rushed into signing a contract by the USOC.

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Mayor Walsh vowed not to be rushed into signing a contract by the USOC.

Governor Charlie Baker talked about the end of Boston’s Olympic bid on Monday.

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Governor Baker talked about the end of Boston’s Olympic bid on Monday.

A Boston Olympics opponent held a sign at a public forum earlier this year.

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An Olympics opponent held a sign at a public forum earlier this year.

A supporter of the Boston Olympic bid gave a thumbs up during a forum in February.

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A supporter of the bid gave a thumbs up during a forum in February.

A rendering of what the Olympic Stadium at Widett Circle would have looked like.

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A rendering of what the Olympic Stadium would have looked like.

An aerial view of Widett Circle, which would have hosted the stadium.

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An aerial view of Widett Circle, which would have hosted the stadium.

Opinion | Joan Vennochi

// No Boston Olympics activists are heroes

Boston 2024 never made a convincing case that the Olympic process was the best way to grow the city for everyone.

Olympic collapse caused by mistakes, bad luck

It wasn’t one thing that sank the bid, but an accumulation of missteps and bad fortune in the form of snow.


// Loss of Olympic bid a victory for Boston

The notion was a circus from the start, which now has mercifully left town.


A final blow to Olympic bid

The bid elicited a citywide conversation about Boston’s future, and the challenge now is to keep that forward-looking energy going.

End of Olympic effort gets mixed reaction from residents

People in Boston had a range of responses to the news that the city won’t host the Olympics.

// Anti-Olympic group celebrates ‘grassroots effort’

“We’d like to think we made some sort of contribution to this debate,” said a member of the opposition group.

Joaquim Cruz #093 of Brazil races to the gold medal against Edwin Koech #584, Sebastian Coe #359 and Earl Jones #903 during the final of the Men's 800 metres event at the XXIII Summer Olympics on 6th August 1984 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Tony Duffy/Getty Images)

John Powers | On Olympics

With Boston out, USOC’s only choice is Los Angeles

But Los Angeles may be reluctant to jump in with deadlines fast approaching.

// For Boston 2024, many groups to appease

The political problems that Boston 2024 faced were rooted in the difficulty of satisfying an array of constituencies.


// A look back on Boston’s Olympic bid

Key dates and events in the city’s pursuit of the 2024 Summer Games.

Fireworks exploded from the CN Tower over downtown Toronto during the closing ceremonies of the Pan Am Games Sunday.

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With Boston out, an opening for Toronto?

Canada’s largest city just hosted the Pan American Games that concluded Sunday, leaving it with several Olympic-grade venues already in place.


// Rialto chef Jody Adams using Facebook to find bicycle thief

Rialto chef Jody Adams asked for help on Facebook after her bike was stolen outside the Healthworks Fitness Center in Porter Square.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Education can’t fix inequality

Modern inequality isn’t driven by the gap between college-educated workers and high school grads.

Since the start of the 2014 season, Shane Victorino has played in only 63 games and hit .258.

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Red Sox trade Shane Victorino to Angels

Boston received Triple A infielder Josh Rutledge in return.

// Medford detective threatens to ‘put a hole’ in driver’s head

The detective was placed on leave after his words were captured on a dash camera after the driver allegedly went the wrong way in a rotary.

Springfield, MA - 7/27/2015: United States Marines carry a casket with the body of Thomas Sullivan out of Holy Cross Catholic Church during his funeral ceremony in Springfield, MA on July 27, 2015. (Harrison Hill for The Boston Globe)

Tenn. shooting victim recalled as ‘Marine’s Marine’

Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan was remembered in Springfield as a man of service and faith.

UMass Lowell recommends candidate for chancellor

The search panel forwarded just one name to trustees, that of Jacqueline Moloney, the campus’ executive vice chancellor.

// Boy Scouts to end ban on gay adult leaders

The move comes after the Boy Scouts of America decided to allow openly gay scouts as members in 2013.

Storm brings flood warnings

A slow-moving storm system is bringing heavy downpours to parts of the state.

Vic Firth, noted BSO timpanist and drumstick maker, dies

Everett “Vic” Firth, a former celebrated principal timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, died on Sunday at 85.

meredith goldstein

// New York magazine cover features 35 Bill Cosby accusers

The magazine’s new cover refers to Cosby’s accusers as “An Unwelcome Sisterhood” and was shot by photographer Amanda Demme.

Ground Game

// Inside the presidential primaries with James Pindell

Globe reporter James Pindell brings you the latest news from New Hampshire and beyond as 2016 presidential politics take shape.


Hillary Clinton

// Profit sharing is a win-win

The presidential candidate touts the effects of profit sharing on employees’ paychecks as well as the economy as a whole.

The Big Picture

A boy plays during breaktime at the Senator Obama primary school in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi on July 16. US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month.

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The Big Picture

Obama’s ancestral home

President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother.



// DraftKings gets a boost, led by Fox Sports

Fox Sports is leading a $300 million investment that will help the Boston fantasy sports startup battle its larger competitor.



// Religious persecution, by both oppressors and the oppressed

India showcases the maddening complexity of religious persecution.

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