Group opposed to holding 2024 Olympics in Boston holds 1st public meeting

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The group opposed to holding the 2024 Olympics in Boston is holding a public meeting to discuss plans to keep the Summer Games from coming to the city.

More than 100 people filled a Back Bay church to hear from organizers and economists who don't want the city to spend billions on the bid. The group noted that supporters of the Olympic bid have yet to hold a public meeting. Mayor Marty Walsh has nine meetings scheduled, starting at the end of the month.

Boston was selected by the USOC to be the American nominee for the 2024 Summer Games. The city will now compete against Rome and potential bids from Paris, Germany and South Africa.