Olympic plan includes seven events at Boston-area colleges
Seven Olympic and Paralympic events would be divided among Boston College, Harvard University, and Northeastern University, should Boston become the host of the 2024 Summer Games, according to the local bid committee, Boston 2024.
The proposals are part of the committee’s new Olympic venue plan, which is expected to be released in full by Tuesday. Boston 2024 has already disclosed a number of venue proposals this month, such as tennis in Dorchester, sailing in Buzzards Bay and gymnastics at the TD Garden. The heart of the new venue plan, detailing proposals to build an Olympic stadium at Widett Circle and an athlete’s village at UMass Boston, has yet to be released.
The venues announced Wednesday represent a shake up from an earlier venue plan released in January.
Boston College’s Conte Forum would host Olympic wrestling and Olympic and Paralympic judo under the new plan. The committee had originally proposed both events in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
Harvard Stadium in Allston, the nation’s oldest stadium, would host Olympic and Paralympic archery, which had originally been proposed for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Northeastern’s Matthews Arena, the oldest multi-purpose athletic building and indoor hockey arena still in use in the world, would host Olympic and Paralympic weightlifting, according to Boston 2024. Weightlifting had originally been proposed for the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on the South Boston waterfront.