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Boston 2024's CEO Richard Davey answers a question during the first meeting of the Boston City Council on the city's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
Boston 2024's CEO Richard Davey answers a question during the first meeting of the Boston City Council on the city's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
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In the debate over whether or not to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston, one of the most contentious questions is this: would taxpayers end up picking up the bill, and if so, how much would it cost?

Boston 2024, the local group that's sponsoring the bid, says the games would be privately funded. As in, no public money.

But newly disclosed documents from Boston 2024 suggest just the opposite: that public money would be needed.

The documents were among those that Boston 2024 submitted to win the backing of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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Kyle Clauss, digital news writer for Boston Magazine. He obtained the so-called "bid book" through a Freedom of Information Request. He tweets @KyleClauss.

Chris Dempsey, co-founder of No Boston Olympics, which tweets @NoBosOlympics.

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  • "In an interview with WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan, Mayor Marty Walsh responded to questions raised by our report on Boston 2024’s bid book."
Boston Magazine: Here's The Bid Book Boston 2024 Submitted To The USOC
  • "Boston Magazine has obtained the final draft of Boston 2024’s 'highly confidential' bid book, submitted to the United States Olympic Committee in December. The bid book, obtained via public-records request filed with the University of Massachusetts, reveals details of the bid previously omitted from materials provided by Boston 2024 to the public."

This segment aired on May 28, 2015.

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