Olympics: Hot or Not?

Should we or shouldn’t we host the 2024 Olympic Games? Boston’s bid has polarized the city—and not along traditional ­political lines. Not surprisingly, the biggest players are already on this year’s list—John Fish, Gloria Larson, the mayor, and the governor among them. But here are seven more to watch as we race toward a likely Olympic referendum in 2016.

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