Bowser said the failed 2024 DC Olympics bid could help make the case for infrastructure investments. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Washington, D.C. has lost its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, with the U.S. Olympic Committee instead announcing Thursday evening that it has selected Boston.
The announcement is a blow to D.C. residents and officials who were hoping to host the Summer Olympics, though D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser tried to bring a positive perspective to the news.
“Despite today’s outcome, I am proud of how the District and the region presented,” Bowser said in a statement. “I want to thank the talented and hardworking Washingtonians whose efforts got us to the short list of American cities.”