Could Salt Lake City be asked to host 2022 Winter Games?

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  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    May 29, 2014 6:53 p.m.

    "Let's ask Mitt if he'll contribute his management skills, at no cost, for another Olympic bid?"

    Of course Mitt could, and he probably would. If we asked Obama to manage the Olympics, we would go another $3 trillion in debt and have 5 scandals by the 2nd week.

  • Stenar Salt Lake City, UT
    May 29, 2014 2:48 p.m.

    Strider303, the only public funds required for the last Olympics were federal funds for security because the last Olympics came a few months after 9/11. Nothing else to build or run the games came from public funds.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    May 29, 2014 12:28 p.m.

    Let's bring them back. Even with all the scandal surrounding the SLC games they showed what we can do and the world class sites we have.

  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 29, 2014 9:50 a.m.

    I do not favor hosting the Olympics in Salt Lake City and environs. Period. It would take a lot of public funds to build venues that few locals would use after the bacchanal is over. The break even as a goal is generous, and any money made would go to developers not the public treasury.

    Please, there must be some other poor deserving naieve country that needs to have the experience of Olympic City/Country (fill in the year).

    We had our moment in the sun. Let's bask in the memories and drop this idea like a very bad habit.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    May 29, 2014 8:34 a.m.

    Let's not. The Olympics are clearly a scam, based on the corruption Putin was able to get away with in his games. Maybe if they get back to being about athletic competition we should consider it, but while it's just another way for the committee to get even more wealthy, let's just pass on it.

  • Shamal Happy Valley, UT
    May 29, 2014 5:05 a.m.

    Where's the down side?

    After hosting one of the most successful Winter Olympics ever and ending with enough funding in place to maintain the facilities through 2018, lets get MItt on a plane for Switzerland.

    Don't we still host the world championships every other year? It seamed like half of the world chose to train in Park City in the years leading up to Sochi. Sochi also set the bar pretty low for snow.

    We could have the new SLC airport done by then as well.

  • JD Las Vegas, NV
    May 29, 2014 12:02 a.m.

    Mitt Romney was the spokesmodel who came in on the last days to "save the games" (his words, not most others.) He then proceeded to take credit for the games when he really had nothing to do with them. Meanwhile the group that put the bid together and did all the work for years and years didn't receive an ounce of credit, as Mitt soaked up the spotlight, it was disgusting.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    May 28, 2014 9:18 p.m.

    Why not? It will have been twenty years since the last time. We can do it!

  • Raymond fan Olympia, WA
    May 28, 2014 8:42 p.m.

    But with all this inevitable global warming, there just won't be enough snow or ice anywhere in 2022. Just ask any Democrat. We might as well forget winter sports.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    May 28, 2014 8:14 p.m.

    ...or Calgary?

  • waikiki_dave Honolulu, HI
    May 28, 2014 7:45 p.m.

    Let's ask Mitt if he'll contribute his management skills, at no cost, for another Olympic bid?

    Hmmm . . . I can't imagine why any sane person living on the Wasatch front would want to put up with that spectacle again.