- 1989. In June, the USOC decides who will be the U.S. city to bid before the IOC for the 1998 Winter Olympics.

- 1989. Utah plans a fall referendum on the Olympics if the state wins the U.S. bid. A positive vote means $4 million annually will go toward Olympics.

- 1990. The Utah Winter Games Authority sells bonds for $40 million for facilities, deferring payments for five years.

- 1990. The U.S. bid city must begin building USOC-required facilities, including a bobsled-luge run, speed-skating rink and ski jump.

- 1991. The International Olympic Committee selects a 1998 Winter Olympics host.

- 1994. Organizers sign contracts for TV broadcasting worth $280 to $349 million. Repaying tax revenue spent on facilities with that money could begin.

- 1998. State could continue repaying money spent on Olympics but could also keep money to pay for facilities.

- 1998. Olympics are held and bulk of TV revenue and another estimated $121 million to $151 million in revenue is collected.

- 1998. Any tax money spent on Olympics could continue to be repaid. Officials haven't determined if interest would be paid.