Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Boston Summer Olympics?

July 31, 2013 11:00 AM
Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu:  Boston Summer Olympics?
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" BOSTON (CBS) - At first blush it sounds great.

The Boston Summer Olympics.

I can already imagine the theme song with sweeping images of the Boston skyline.

Our town on the world stage.

Take that New York!

And the pitch for hosting the Games goes way beyond image. A bill just passed in the state Senate suggests the Olympics would also bring new investments in our infrastructure and thousands of new jobs.

The movement behind this proposal already has its own web site and Twitter handle boston2024.

But before we get too carried away let’s deal with reality for a moment.

First of all, there’s an application fee of as much as $8 million and it’s non-refundable.

While that money is supposed to come from the private sector just imagine what else the city could do with it "

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