An elite group including some of the area’s most powerful business leaders, developers, and construction experts is quietly exploring the prospect of bringing the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to Boston.
Though in its earliest stages, the volunteer effort, led by John F. Fish, chairman of Suffolk Construction, hosted a delegation of the United States Olympic Committee, which visited for two days in October. The delegation met with group members and viewed potential Olympic sites around Boston.
The group also has recruited former governor Mitt Romney, who ran the 2002 Salt Lake City winter Games, as a key adviser.
“Boston would be a fantastic place for the summer Games,” Romney said in a phone interview Saturday. “It would be a marvelous community-building experience for Boston, and I think the people who would enjoy the games with or without tickets would say it was one of the best experiences of their life.”
An Olympic bid remains highly speculative, and group members say enormous challenges would have to be met before the USA basketball team could dunk for gold in the TD Garden, or “The Star-Spangled Banner” could play for an equestrian champion in, say, Franklin Park.
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