Romney To Advise Group Exploring 2024 Olympics Bid In Boston

Former Massachusetts Gov., and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney pauses while speaking at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013.
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A volunteer group in Boston has recruited former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as an adviser for a possible 2024 Summer Olympic bid, the Boston Globe reported.

“Boston would be a fantastic place for the summer Games,” Romney, who ran the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, told the Globe Saturday. “It would be a marvelous community-building experience for Boston, and I think the people who would enjoy the games with or without tickets would say it was one of the best experiences of their life.”

The bid is still mostly speculation, and Romney acknowledged that Boston would need to prepare a great deal in order to hold the games.

“It’s a huge-impact event,” he said. “It’s like 20 Super Bowls all at once. The transportation has to be completely redone. The fundraising and marketing of the Games is extensive. It’s an amazing undertaking.”

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