Salt Lake forms exploratory committee for 2026 or 2030 Winter Olympics

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  • Uteofferouus Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 17, 2017 9:12 p.m.

    Thanks but - no thanks to the Olympics - not interested!

  • Edmunds Tucker St George, UT
    Oct. 17, 2017 12:28 p.m.

    Fodor's Travel Names Utah the Top Destination in the World to Visit in 2016. SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fodor's Travel, a leading name in travel recommendations for almost 80 years, for the first time ever has selected a top destination for the year: Utah. Fodor's annual Go List highlights 25 can't-miss spots arou nd the world that should be on every traveler's radar for the next year, and places Utah on top. "It has been a big year for the state with record numbers visiting our Mighty Five national parks and the opening of the largest ski resort in the nation, Park City, and 2016 is looking to be even bigger," said Vicki Varela, Managing Director of Utah Office of Tourism, Film and Global Branding.

    Fodor's names Utah top destination. Dec. 8, 2015. SLTrib.com A top travel company named Utah the top destination in the world to visit Tuesday. Fodor's Travel announced its Fodor's Go List, which highlights what it says are 25 can't-miss spots around the world. To select the list, the Fodor's editorial team started with dozens of global and domestic nominees which were narrowed down to the top 25 places to go. list spans six continents and 20 countries.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Oct. 17, 2017 8:24 a.m.

    I'm having a hard time getting on board with this. Money goes out, and the reality is, it's a losing proposition. And this from the state that essentially drove away the outdoor retailers and wants to suppress the preservation of public lands. Utah is really messed up in some ways.

  • SLC Grandma Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 16, 2017 7:17 p.m.

    They should get Mitt Romney involved again, right at the start this time instead of a "rescue" mission. Hope there are no "deals" made by the committee.

  • Austin S Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 16, 2017 7:08 p.m.

    I think it would be awesome to host another Olympic games in Salt Lake. We already have the majority of the facilities to be able to do so. Why don't we share that with the rest of the world? It would bring lots of tourists to Utah for the games. It would also make Salt Lake a more tourist destination because of that spotlight.

    I think it would be great as well for our economy. It will create new jobs temporarily, but also potentially for the future as well. It would also improve the city. That investment would not only improve the Salt Lake for just the games, but would benefit for after as well.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Oct. 16, 2017 5:48 p.m.

    Russia spent $50 billion on their 2014 Olympics, and then invaded a nation a month after... we don't have that kind of money or aggression to compete. Is there corruption in Olympics? Why don't we start new games that are not called the Olympics? Innovate.

  • rfrmac South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 16, 2017 4:12 p.m.

    I think we should ask the people if they want another one again before we go too far.

  • No One Of Consequence West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 16, 2017 4:10 p.m.

    Who is paying expenses for this committee?

    Enthusiasts may be surprised to know that not all Utahns are excited by the idea of bringing the Olympics back. It came here the first time with a stench of institutionalized corruption. We don't really need that again.

  • Johnny Triumph Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 16, 2017 3:09 p.m.

    We had major infrastructure work done in preparation for the 2002 Games, this will be a great boost to local projects again! If the only way we get major work done is to host a Winter Olympics then let's go for it!