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Boston’s Olympic aspirations

The closer we get to the Winter Games in Sochi, the loopier the idea of Boston hosting the 2024 Olympics seems.

Things sure look iffy in the resort town on the Black Sea: The crazy $50 billion-plus price tag; the steady stream of terrorist threats; the not very reassuring reassurances from gay-bashing President Vladimir Putin of Russia. Do we really want to sign on for headaches and hazards like that here?

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