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USOC backing Boston

U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they’re sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics. The USOC board met Tuesday to discuss the Boston bid, which has been troubled by tepid polling data and active opposition. The announcement came a day after bid leaders unveiled a new, $4.6 billion plan with many financial details that had been missing. “I’ve seen their presentation five times in the last six days, and each time, it keeps getting better,” USOC chairman Larry Probst said. There’s still wiggle room for the USOC to make a change, perhaps to L.A. A city doesn’t have to be officially declared until Sept. 15. – AP