Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, reportedly is assisting a group quietly exploring the possibility of bringing the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston.
“Boston would be a fantastic place for the Summer Games,” Mr. Romney told The Boston Globe. “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 Globe reported that a volunteer group Mr. Romney is advising hosted a delegation of the United States Olympic Committee last month.
People involved in the effort, led by John F. Fish, the chairman of Suffolk Construction, caution that talks are still in extremely early stages.
“It’s a huge-impact event,” Mr. Romney said. “It’s like 20 Super Bowls all at once. The transportation has to be completely redone. The fund-raising and marketing of the Games is extensive. It’s an amazing undertaking.”
Mr. Romney helped rescue the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City — a role he touted often on the campaign trail last year as an example of his managerial skills.