Salt Lake Olympics organizers will be in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday to learn the guidelines for placing a bid before the U.S. Olympics Committee for the 1998 Winter Olympics.
Five members of the Salt Lake Winter Games Organizing Committee will meet with USOC staff and the head of the group's site selection committee during the day-long event, said Organizing Committee spokeswoman Jill Remington."We've been waiting a long time to find out the rules in the game. It will be nice to have them in place," she said, adding the city has placed its bid document on hold pending Thursday's meeting.
Deadlines for the bidding process and rules for participation in the bid as well as Olympics facility construction and a review of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary will be discussed at the meeting, the USOC said.
Five other bidding cities, including Anchorage, Denver, Reno-Lake Tahoe, Lake Placid, N.Y., and Klamath Falls, Ore., will also be at the meeting.
A final selection of the U.S. city to bid for the Olympics will be June 3 at a USOC meeting tentatively scheduled for Des Moines, Iowa, the USOC said.
The city chosen to be "America's choice" for the games will then go before the International Olympics Committee in 1991 when the actual host city for the games will be selected.