Is the $10 million estimate with or without the bribes?
There are no Olympic games planned for North America. With the Summer Games in
London and the later Winter Games in Russia, the Ukraine and Swiss will just
have to wait. The stars are lined up for Salt Lake City.Tahoe/Squaw
Valley didn't keep their venues and Denver only has a stadium. Meanwhile, great
sacrifice has been given to keep the Utah venues.
$10 million is a lot of money only if Salt Lake City doesn't get the bid.I agree, the IOC will choose Salt Lake City.But, the
challenge is the US Olympic Committee. We might not win our own home team.
It would give Mitt Romney something to do for the next 5 years.
Money well spent. Do it! Do it! Do it!
DonO (and I) are suspicious.$10 million seems like an awful lot to
not have much highly questionable fluff in there somewhere.I would
absolutely LOVE to have the Games again--but seems like that should be possible
without such a ridiculous amount. The study as to whether SLC could
and would be fabulous for a perfect Olympics has already been done, and proved.
No need to spend any money at all on that. So who's getting that $10
If Denver and Reno get in, it is highly unlikely Utah will get it again. Don't
delude yourselves. Funny how you all are happy to spend this money, but squeeze
the lifeblood out of education and improved infrastructure....
$10 million plus the usual 20% under the table. Business as usual didn't die
Actually, $10 mil sounds reasonable, I would have expected more. Private sources
will cover the majority of the expense and considering we dumped $60 mil for the
lake pumps in 1980 dollars, a few million tax dollars to bid for the olympics
would be money well spent.
Denver lost all chances when they won the bid and then turned it down. Denver's
venues are even farther away then Vancouver/Whistler/Blackcomb which was a
disaster.Reno/Tahoe is trying to do it without Squaw Valley since it
is in near bankrupt California. Reno Tahoe does have a stadium, but skiing in
Tahoe without Squaw is not even a competitor to Salt Lake.Plus the
Sundance Festival, the improved Canyons Resort, and the inevitable expansion of
Rice-Eccles Stadium continue to show Utah as a world-class destination. Plus,
plus, the freeway expansion is done as well as light-rail. We just need to do
the seismic improvements at the airport, which we have to do with or without the
Olympics. Not convinced? I've got more.