Well didn’t see this coming…
— US Olympic Team (@USOlympic) January 8, 2015
Not only did Boston beat out Los Angeles and San Francisco (both clear-cut favorites) as the U.S. Olympic Committees choice to represent our bid to win the 2024 summer games, but it surprised the hell out of Bostonians too. Per Boston’s local ABC affiliate, WCVB:
“The selection of one of the country’s most history-steeped cities comes as something of a surprise to insiders, who viewed Los Angeles as the safest choice and San Francisco as the sexiest. But a compact bid highlighted by a frugal spending plan outweighed doubts that surfaced because of the city’s organized protest group and less-than-perfect history in delivering big projects like the Big Dig”
As an unabashed Lakers fan I can say with full confidence..