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One less competitor for Denver on possible 2030 Winter Olympics bid

The Tahoe Daily Tribune reported Monday that the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition will decline an invitation from the U.S. Olympic Committee to bid on the 2030 Winter Olympics.
Credit: ANDREYKRAV

COLORADO POLITICS — If Denver decides to bid on a Winter Olympic Games in 2030 — and that’s a big “if” — it will have one less competitor among potential U.S. sites.

The Tahoe Daily Tribune reported Monday that the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition will decline an invitation from the U.S. Olympic Committee to bid on the 2030 Winter Olympics.

That leaves Denver and Salt Lake City as the remaining cities that the USOC has invited to submit bids for a future winter games.

Salt Lake hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002, the last U.S. city to do so.

The Reno-Tahoe panel decided that a bid would not be practical financially. But the area did not rule out a bid after 2030.

Bidding on the games involves preparing a workbook outlining proposed venues, transportation planning, security and other issues.

Read more at Colorado Politics: https://bit.ly/2PqBBGy

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