By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.
A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday that the U.S. Olympic Committee has severed ties with Boston. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not yet been made public.
The Boston bid soured within days of its beginning in January, beset by poor communication, low public support and an active opposition group.
The USOC board decided via teleconference after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced he would not be pressured into signing the host city contract that puts the city on the hook for any cost overruns.
The deadline to officially nominate a city is Sept. 15. If the USOC wants to stay in the race, Los Angeles would be its likely choice.