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Should Boston Host The Olympics?

Olympic rings for the 2014 Winter Olympics are installed in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Sept. 25, 2012. (Ignat Kozlov/AP)

Olympic rings for the 2014 Winter Olympics are installed in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Sept. 25, 2012. (Ignat Kozlov/AP)

Last month, the U.S. Olympic Committee sent a letter to the mayors of 35 cities, including Boston, to find out if they would be interested in hosting the games. Now, a group of private individuals has formed the Boston Exploratory Committee to investigate the viability of hosting the 2024 summer games.

But does hosting the Olympics make economic sense for Boston? Or do the intangible benefits of hosting the world’s biggest party outweigh the billion-dollar price tag?

Guests

Eric Reddy, chairman of the Boston Olympic Exploratory Committee

Victor Matheson, associate professor of economics at Holy Cross

Rikk Larsen, former Boston Olympic bid organizer and adviser to the current 2024 Olympic Exploratory Committee


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