ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, APRIL 18-19- FILE - In this April 23, 2014, file photo,2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi reacts after throwing a ceremonial first pitch prior to a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Fen
Elise Amendola, File
April 22, 2015

BOSTON (AP) Larry Bird and David Ortiz are members of the board that will try to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston.

The Boston basketball and baseball stars will be joined by two dozen other athletes and business leaders on the committee. Among them are two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan, 2014 Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and Celtics Hall of Famer Jo Jo White.

Boston was selected as the U.S. bid city. Since its selection, it has been dogged by questions from residents about the potential cost of hosting the Summer Games. The bid committee has committed to a statewide referendum to determine whether there is support.

Boston will compete against Rome and Hamburg, Germany, along with expected bids from Paris and Budapest, Hungary. The IOC will make the decision in 2017.

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