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Opinion

December 27, 2013

Our view: A Boston Olympics is intriguing

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But compared to other aspects of a Boston bid, what’s so far-fetched about that? Or perhaps the idea of hosting the Olympic sailing competition off Plum Island, with a nod to the entire region’s historic maritime past.

The fact is, many Olympic events are played out at venues that are miles from the Games’ host cities. This part of the state has an advantage over other areas through its working commuter rail system and decent highway access.

Let’s hope that, if Boston and state officials engage in a serious pursuit of these Games, they’ll make this region a part of it. We may be more ready than most.

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