Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, center, speaks next to Mass. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, left, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, second from left, and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, right, during a news conference in Boston, Monday, July 27, 2015, regarding Boston no longer being a 2024 Summer Olympics contender. The U.S. Olympic Committee officially severed ties with Boston, saying it was exploring other options amid lackluster public support and concerns from elected leaders and organized opposition about the impact to taxpayers. (Ted Fitzgerald/The Boston Herald via AP)

BOSTON (AP) — On Boston’s last day as a potential Olympic host, Chris Dempsey ate lunch at an Irish pub across from City Hall and waited for the bid for the 2024 Summer Games to crumble.

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