With a shroud of secrecy befitting the CIA, the United States Olympic Committee board of directors on Tuesday huddled in Cambridge to trim the number of possible host cities for the 2024 Summer Games to an official shortlist — and then skipped town without saying whether Boston made the cut.
“Coming out of today’s meeting we will be communicating with a smaller group of cities,” Larry Probst, USOC chairman, told reporters in a conference call after the round of cuts.
But which cities? Everybody expects Los Angeles made the cut. And probably Boston, too. What about San Francisco? Washington, D.C.? How about Dallas? Word out of San Diego has been pessimistic of late.
“Again, we are not going to make any comments about cities that have been selected to go forward or not been selected to go forward.”
Like detectives who won’t release names until notifying next of kin, the USOC wants to speak first to the cities that have made its short list, which probably includes about three cities.
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