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Boston event honours Massachusetts Olympians and promotes 2024 Olympics bid

BOSTON – A group working to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston has honoured dozens of other current and former Massachusetts Olympians and Paralympians at a special event at a sports bar near Fenway Park.

Attendees included former figure skater Nancy Kerrigan and Michael Eruzione, the captain of the 1980 champion U.S. men’s national ice hockey team.

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Gov. Deval Patrick had been expected make their first joint appearance in support of the effort, but Patrick was unable to attend.

A group opposed to the Olympics bid criticized Monday’s event organizers for not fully discussing the costs of hosting the games.

The U.S. Olympic Committee is weighing whether to bid for the 2024 Summer Games. Among the potential cities are Boston, Los Angeles, Washington and San Francisco.