By Victor Chen, bostonese.com
Boston, Jan. 8, 2014, — On the same day of Gov. Baker’s inauguration, USOC picks Boston over LA, Washington D.C. and other cities for hosting 2024 Olympic Games. Boston will compete with other cities around the world, and a final decisions by International Olympic Committee is expected in 2017.
This exiting news draws excitement in the region, and immediate comments from the White House and the City Hall.
Statement by the W.H. Press Secretary
The President and First Lady extend their congratulations to the City of Boston on its nomination by the United States Olympic Committee to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The city has taught all of us what it means to be Boston Strong. The President and First Lady couldn’t be prouder of this accomplishment and of all of our nation’s athletes, and strongly support the effort to bring the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the United States. We hope to welcome athletes from around the globe to compete in Boston in 2024.
Statement by Mayor Martin J. Walsh
“It is an exceptional honor for Boston to be chosen as the U.S.representative in the running for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This selection is in recognition of our city’s talent, diversity and global leadership. Our goal is to host an Olympic and Paralympic Games that are innovative, walkable and hospitable to all. Boston hopes to welcome the world’s greatest athletes to one of the world’s great cities.”