Boston cancels Olympic bid as Toronto considers making its pitch

As Toronto considers whether to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the only other North American city to openly express interest has withdrawn from the race.

TORONTO — As Toronto considers whether to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the only other North American city to openly express interest has withdrawn from the race.

A source told The Associated Press on Monday that the U.S. Olympic Committee has severed ties with Boston, where the prospect of a bid for the ’24 Summer Games was met with low public support and an active opposition group.

Meanwhile, there’s talk of a third Toronto Olympic bid following the city’s successful Pan Am Games, which wrapped up Sunday.

But Toronto Mayor John Tory says he wants to let the dust settle before making a decision, adding that officials will conduct a “careful analysis” to determine whether a bid is in the city’s best interest.

The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee wants to forge ahead with the pitch, and the president of the Canadian Paralympic Committee has also thrown his support behind the idea.

Cities looking to host the 2024 Games have until Sept. 15 to register their interest with the International Olympic Committee.

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