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Group tries to bring Olympics to Boston in 2024

Mayor’s backing is 1st goal in complicated quest for Summer Games

Go ahead: Imagine a torch relay along the Charles River or a dash up Heartbreak Hill with a gold medal at stake. The faintest flicker of the Olympic flame has been lit over Boston.

A private group called the Boston Olympic Exploratory Committee wants to bring the Summer Games to Boston in 2024, and hopes to get Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s blessing to pursue preliminary support from local businesses.

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