David Ortiz, Larry Bird Among Boston 2024 Olympics’ 30-Member Board


April 22, 2015

The Boston 2024 movement just added some marquee names in its quest to secure the Summer Olympics.

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird and Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan joined a 30-member board of directors for Boston 2024, according to The Boston Globe. Also joining the board were Celtics legend Jo Jo White and 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi.

The board also includes seven members of the United States Olympic Committee, as well as Celtics co-owner Steve Paglicua.

According to The Globe, the full board will meet twice per year to vote on initiatives.

The efforts to bring the 2024 Summer Games to Boston certainly could use a boost. Interest in and support of the initiative are dwindling, especially after a brutal winter raised plenty of questions about the city’s infrastructure, particularly the MBTA.

Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports Images

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