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Boston will be the USA's Bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics

The Patriots home town is leading the nation's chances for a Summer Olympic victory!

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In news not really related to the Patriots directly, the United States Olympic Committee has nominated Boston, Massachusetts to the USA's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. A selection work mark the first Olympics on US Soil since Salt Lake City, Utah hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002, and the first Summer Olympics since Atlanta, Georgia in 1996.

The plan laid out for Boston's selection would include use of all local facilities, including college campuses, stadiums, and dormitories for use during the Olympic season. It's also likely that a lot of money will be pumped into improving infrastructure in Boston- most can appreciate the need after living through the Big Dig.

It's generally tradition to include local heroes during the Olympic process, and it's pretty clear that any Olympic ceremony in Boston would include someone from the Patriots, probably quarterback Tom Brady (although couldn't you see Rob Gronkowski spiking the ceremonial torch to kick off the games?).

That said, the games would likely take place during the Patriots preseason, or at least right before, so it will be interesting to see if there would be any residual effect on Gillette Stadium. Goodness knows they need to improve their traffic flow before even being considered a location for such an international event.