Columnists and commuters alike took to the airwaves, the streets and social media Friday to air their grievances, deflating at least a little of Boston’s bubble over beating San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington as the USOC’s choice for the American bid.
Better luck next time, D.C. The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Thursday that Boston will be the United States’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation Friday after pleading guilty to drunken driving, his second drunken driving charge since 2004.
After hearing presentations from the four candidates Tuesday — Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington — USOC board members voted to join the race, but not until they have a chance to mull over the candidates during the holidays.
Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.