Boston's still in: USOC leaders decide to stay the course, stick with troubled Beantown bid

U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they're sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics.

The USOC board met Tuesday to discuss the Boston bid, which has been troubled by tepid polling data and active opposition.

The announcement came a day after bid leaders unveiled a new, $4.6 billion plan with many financial details that had been missing from earlier renditions.

There's still wiggle room for the USOC to make a change, perhaps to Los Angeles. A city doesn't have to be officially declared until Sept. 15. There's also a chance the USOC could pull out of the 2024 race completely.

A referendum on the Olympics is set for next year in Massachusetts. If it fails, bid leaders have promised to withdraw from the contest.