Campaigners who forced Boston to drop its bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games are to publish a book next month.
The book No Boston Olympics: How and Why Smart Cities Are Passing on the Torch. has been co-written by No Boston Olympics co-chair Chris Dempsey and Professor Andrew Zimbalist of Smith College.
It is due to be published at a special event in Boston on April 28.
The book "provides a behind-the-scenes look at how an ad hoc, underfunded group of diverse and engaged citizens joined together to challenge and ultimately defeat Boston’s Olympic boosters, the USOC (United States Olympic Committee), and the IOC (International Olympic Committee)", the authors promise.
Boston was chosen by the USOC as the American nomination to bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in January 2015 ahead of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
But the USOC and the city agreed to drop the bid in June following a concerted campaign from No Boston Olympics, leading to a dramatic decline in public support.
The USOC instead appointed Los Angeles as it candidate city.
Dempsey now exports his powerful anti-Olympic message and was involved in the campaigns by citizens in Hamburg, Rome and Budapest that killed their bids for 2024.
"The book explains why smart cities are increasingly saying 'No, thanks' to the idea of hosting the Olympics," promise the authors.
"Since Boston dropped its bid in July of 2015, Hamburg, Rome, and Budapest have all dropped their bids for the 2024 Summer Games.
"The IOC is left with just two bids - Paris and Los Angeles - the fewest number of bidders for a summer Games since the 1970s."