Update, 8:25 pm: Boston 2024 says it will release the entire original bid next week.

Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca released the following statement:

When I was asked by the Mayor, the Board and the USOC to assume the Chair of Boston 2024 on May 21st, I wanted to ensure we ran an open and transparent operation as we developed a fact-based plan to bring privately-financed Olympic and Paralympic Games to Boston.  In our first week, we worked closely with Attorney General Healey to create one of the most transparent financial disclosures for any non-profit in Massachusetts.

Mayor Walsh and I spoke, and I agreed with him, that we should release the full version of the preliminary bid package (Bid 1.0) to the public in order to continue to maintain this high standard of transparency. The preliminary bid package, produced in December of last year by the previous leadership team, included redacted portions as part of bid city confidentiality commitments. Boston 2024, with the support of Mayor Walsh and the USOC, will be releasing the complete preliminary bid package, including the redacted portions, to the public early next week.

It is important to note that the preliminary bid package has been supplanted by the detailed release of Bid 2.0, which has been released to the public and posted in its entirety on the Boston 2024 website.


Original story: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has called for the release of the entire, original bid submitted to the U.S. Olympic Committee in December.

Walsh, in Rome for a conference of mayors at the Vatican, issued the statement hours after members of the Boston City Council delayed an effort by City Councilor Tito Jackson to subpoena missing chapters of the original bid document containing financial information.

"The question of releasing the original bid documents has become an unnecessary distraction in what should be a constructive civil discourse about the future of the City of Boston," Walsh said in a statement. "It's important that we continue our focus on building a concrete and sound plan that is shaped by community input and brings long-term benefits to the City of Boston and its residents. As a result, I asked Boston 2024 to provide the original bid, in its entirety, for public review. Both Boston 2024 and the United States Olympic Committee fully support the release of these documents in order to maintain an open and transparent process."

This is the latest of several public requests Walsh has made of the organizing committee, which has worked closely with his administration. In February, Walsh renegotiated the deal with the USOC, requesting that language banning City Hall employees from speaking negatively about the games be removed. In March he requested Boston 2024 release its payroll information, which it subsequently did. That led to "global ambassador" Deval Patrick's $7,500 per day fee being made public. Walsh said soon after that Patrick should forgo pay, which he in turn agreed to do.

In May, public records requests made by anti-Olympic activists provided the Boston Business Journal and Boston Magazine with copies of what was described as the unredacted bid book. Now it looks like still more sections of that document are yet to be made public.