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Olympic notes

Would-be Boston Olympic bid is fantasy

Cost prohibits run at 2024 Games

Twenty-five billion dollars.

Give or take a nine-figure rounding error, that’s what it likely would cost Boston to stage the 2024 Summer Olympics. That’s 10 times the city’s operating budget for this fiscal year if you want a sense of what the USOC calls the “scope and scale of the Games”.

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