The District made a play to serve as the host for the summer 2024 Olympic Games, but lost. Boston won over three other finalists — Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Some D.C. area residents were disappointed, while others were grateful.
We found a few, and we mean few, supporters (excluding those who were part of the campaign to lure the Games here) of #DC2024 on social media.
Here are some of the most mentioned reasons on social media why D.C. residents thought having the Olympics was less than ideal.
1. Metro, infrastructure couldn’t handle crowds or traffic
2. Money for sports vs. human (or other) needs
3. The price tag is too high
4. Rallying around statehood