Boston Withdraws from Bidding for 2024 Olympic Games

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July 27, 208

The United States Olympic Committee and the Boston 2024 organizing group announced Monday withdrawal of the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games when the effort failed to win sufficient public support.

The USOC said it will explore the possibility of finding another city to commit to a bid in which Paris, Hamburg, Rome and Budapest have expressed strong interest.

Boston is the latest city to fail to get sufficient public support for a bid for the Games held once every four years, primarily because of the high cost requiring guarantees of taxpayer funding.

Dressage, eventing and jumping are among the sports on the Olympic schedule for 2016 in Rio de Janeiro and 2020 Tokyo Games.