Salt Lake City Chosen as US Bid for Future Winter Olympics
on Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 2:07pm.
After months of deliberation the United States Olympic Committee has chosen Salt Lake City to bid for a future Olympic Winter Games.
The International Olympic Committee won’t award the 2030 bid until the summer of 2023. The United States will host the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles, which had previously held the 1984 Games.
The Olympic community worldwide still holds Salt Lake City’s 2002 Games in high regard. Venues remained world-class and world-class events continually are held in Utah, including skiing, snowboarding, speedskating. bobsled, skeleton and luge World Cup events. Not to mention the World Championship events held here.
In their decision-making process, the USOC said it conducted its own independent poll to gauge the interest of Utah residents. It appears the state has spoken. So, too, has the USOC.
They want the Olympics back in Salt Lake City.
This was just the first of many steps in a familiar process, one that Utah leaders hope ends with a return of the world’s best winter athletes competing for a chance at Olympic gold.