Commission To Study Massachusetts 2024 Olympic Bid

The Associated Press reports the Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill that would study the feasibility of the state hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

The bill would create a nine-member commission to analyze all aspects of hosting the Games, including infrastructure, transportation, security, lodging, locations, costs and job creation.

State Senator Eileen Donoghue, who sponsored the bill, said the Olympics would also give the state what she called “an amplified international profile” that would boost tourism.

The Senate approved the bill Tuesday by a vote of 38-1 and it now heads to the House. The bill calls on the commission to complete its report by March 2014.

The United States Olympic Committee will decide on a bid city for the 2024 Olympic Games in 2014.