The Olympics are complicated and expensive, so necessarily a tough sell. But it would be hard to imagine more inept salespeople than Boston 2024 and the USOC.
Simon Waxman is managing editor of Boston Review and a contributor to the Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, American Prospect and others.
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