Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"Officials at both the United States Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee have strong aversions to ballot measures"

NY Times says 36% Bostonians support the Olympic bid:

John Fish, chairman of Boston 2024, the private group that organized the bid, announced Tuesday morning that the group would seek a statewide vote and even help gather the signatures required to get the measure on the ballot. Mr. Fish, who is also chief executive of the region’s leading construction firm...

Officials at both the United States Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee have strong aversions to ballot measures because they can amount to highly public rejections of something they hope to depict as prestigious.