David Ortiz, Larry Bird Tapped To Aid Boston’s Olympic Bid

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BOSTON (CBS) — Boston 2024 is enlisting some star power in its efforts to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

The group organizing the city’s bid for the games announced Wednesday that several Boston sports legends will be on the newly created Board of Directors, including Boston Red Sox fan favorite David Ortiz and Celtics greats Larry Bird and JoJo White.

Larry Bird. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images) Larry Bird. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Other notable athletes joining the 30-member board include 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi, Paralympian Cheri Blauwet and Olympic medal-winning figure skater Michelle Kwan.

“The Boston 2024 Partnership is fortunate to be surrounded by this breadth of talent and depth of expertise as we collectively showcase the significance of the Olympic Games for our city,” said Boston 2024 chairman and Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish, “We’re tapping into a diverse base of support, experience and counsel to develop a winning plan that…

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