OLYMPICS 2024: BOSTON WITHDRAWS NOMINATION Breakdown with the US Olympic Committee. The US is ready to replace it with Los Angeles

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Good news for Roma: Boston withdrew his nomination for the Olympic Games in 2024. At the base of the step back there would be bad relations between the city and the US Olympic Committee. The USA are looking for an alternative solution: to submit an application deadline is September 15, and the USOC might decide to be still in the running with another city, probably Los Angeles. Tensions have emerged clearly in the last hours, with the sudden convocation of a conference and the harsh tones of the mayor of Boston, Martin Walsh. Walsh bluntly denounced the pressures of USOC so that to sign a contract whereby it undertook to pursue the nomination.

“I will not sign an agreement to host the Games if I will not have my guarantee that citizens will not have to sign the final bill, I refuse to mortgage the future of the city ” Walsh said, indicating that they intended to know, before committing, financial details for the Games. the nomination of Boston is not taken off from the start, with the skeptical citizens and the lack of formal support from some key politicians, including Gov. Charlie Baker that did not support the initiative on hold the this report of the consulting firm and the impact on costs, this report that will not arrive until next month. the US does not host the Olympic Games from Atlanta 1996 and the Winter Olympics from Salt Lake City in 2002. the long time spent and improved relations the USOC with international partners seemed to encourage the US to win the Games in 2024

Translation provided by Pietro Ferreri

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