Utah one step closer to hosting another Games, possibly in 2030
Can't wait for the Olympics to return to the greatest snow on earth!
They’ll have to go further north
No, no,no!!! It took Mitt Romney to "save" our last Utah Olympics.
He's going to be too busy as a senator to do it again. Have a vote by the
people.... not the politicians and those who will gain money and prestige.
Red Smith - Have you not heard of governments providing 'bread and
circuses' for the great unwashed public? It keeps them distracted while
their country/state/county/city falls apart due to incompetent politicians. . .
The Summer Games of 2028 will be held in Los Angeles. So...the 2030 Winter games
will be the Olympics that immediately follow LA 2028. I would be willing to
wager a years wages that the IOC will never allow the USA to stage 2 consecutive
games. Is this really a bid for 2034?This proposition may sound like
a nice idea, but perhaps we should take a closer look at why very few cities
throughout the world are even interested in hosting the games anymore. City
after city has rejected the opportunity to bid for the games. Just recently,
Calgary, Canada said, "NO THANKS", and they are far from the only city
to do so.I have always been a huge fan of the Olympic Games, but I
firmly believe the state of Utah should look back and be proud of the legacy of
2002, while at the same time rejecting the urge to put the people of Utah
through it again. Once was more than enough.
Since the Summer Olympics will be in the U.S. in 2028, getting the Winter
Olympics in 2030 will be an uphill battle, but I wish them luck.
rfrmac - South Jordan, UTDec. 15, 2018 8:31 a.m.I was not for it,
and I'm still not for it. Their approval figures are wrong and if we would
have had a vote it would be very close. But comparing 2002's situation and
the 2030's situation is not fair in many respects. My point in
posting the data was to show that it ends up costing taxpayers more than what
they get in return for the investment. Don't kid yourself that there is
going to be all of this private funding of the Olympics. Weathly people want
something for their investment. They don't just give that $ out of the
kindness of their hearts. Whether it is a deal to pay less taxes or having more
buildings in Salt Lake named after them, or a tax deal for their corporations
the rest of us do not get they will get deals out of anything they give.
@Mr. Boris - Layton, UTDec. 14, 2018 8:44 p.m.Governor Herbert,I have been a country bumpkin for over 40 years and I have no desire to be
“sophisticated”.Put it to a vote because I guarantee you a
majority of Utahns do not want another olympics."If you've
been here for 40 years you should know by now, Utah's GOP politicians
don't care about what Utahn's want. They only do what Utahn's
want if it aligns with what they want or their "donors" want them to do.
Hopefully the IOC will realize that the politicians in Utah have no regard for
public land and would rather exploit it for a few than preserve it for everyone
and will pass on Utah for that reason. If Utah leaders wanted to protect land
then perhaps we could show the world we are good partners IN the world. The IOC
needs to look somewhere else.
This should have gone to a vote of the people. Especially when they do cost
taxpayers a lot of money and most Olympics end up costing far more than the
money generated from them. Tired of all these people so freely spending my hard
earned tax dollars.
The Olympics have gone the way of World's Fairs, Nobel Peace Prizes and
Time's Man of the Year.But Utah politicians haven't yet
figured that out.Oddly, being proud to be an American is considered
a sin these days. Go figure.I'd like to think Herbert sees this
as a chance to rebuild I-15 in the name of the Olympics, but I'm afraid
that would give him too much credit.
Obviously the ski resorts and beer breweries would be ecstatic to have the
Olympics come to Utah. But many of us don't want the city to be flooded
with skiers and such who crowd our roads, pollute our air, and utilize local
resources at our expense. Our city is already over-run and over populated
because we keep sending out the message to the world that "Utah is the right
place" or "Life Elevated" here. Take the crowds elsewhere please!
This is hilarious, reading this feed. I wonder what Utahns really think?Spencer Cox is awesome and admirable in so many ways. but his tweeting
is beginning to remind me of the president. You don’t want to be like him,
do you, Spencer? Follow your first impressions—“don’t say
it.” I always taught my kids that “just kidding” can not erase
an insult. “Don’t say it” is right.Much more
admirable was the response of the Committee Chairman in Denver, who in his
disappointment offered a gracious word of congratulations to Salt Lake.May the olympics here be better than the curmudgeons here expect, if it comes
here at all...
I was got going write something, but I don't need to, Red Smith of American
Fork already did, perfectly.
"Call some place 'Paradise', kiss it goodbye" - Don HenleyPlease don't! The majority of us don't need to live in a
famous place, feel popular or have a pat on the back. We good already
I do hope that Salt Lake City is awarded the 2033 Olympics
I like watching the olympics and I appreciate the dedication of the athletes. I
also think that the olympics even if just for a moment helps boost opportunities
for some countries. The olympics do come with a price tag though. Let's
be real about this. There are only a few who gain financially from the olympics
- mostly politicians and already wealthy people. The majority of Utah citizens
have no gain and in fact - one way or another some of the cost will be passed
off to ALL citizens of Utah. No matter how it is presented it comes down to the
rich get richer and cares about the rest of Utah?
I was not for it, and I'm still not for it. Their approval figures are
wrong and if we would have had a vote it would be very close. But comparing
2002's situation and the 2030's situation is not fair in many
respects. This is mostly a private funded project. Public monies have already
built many of the facilities already. There will be no vote. We are well past
that now. Running down the State and urging people to go to other skiing
area's is just plain stupid. We want and need these people to come and
spend their money. I'm proud of the State I come from. Like it or not we
are now in the race. I'm not asking anyone to change their opinions but
don't hurt the revenues for the people who already work here. It is in all
our interests not to do so.
I would suggest putting zara2010 in charge of our olympic push! This guy really
seems to have his head on straight.
Yawn. The Olympics is just another sports entertainment show as if we lack for
sports entertainment shows. The para Olympics are inspiring, but the regular
Olympics are not. So some spoiled guy spends hour after hour, day
after day, week after week, and year and year not doing a real job, but
"working " for a gold button. Boring. Not inspiring. A person working
a full 40 hours at Walmart is more inspiring than that.The function
of gov't is not to provide grander and grander entertainment to a society
with an entertainment addiction, Herbert.What great things happened
after the 2002 Winter Olympics? Nothing. Our taxes keep going up. Our air is
more toxic than ever. Housing is more costly than ever. Health care is more
costly than ever. Our schools are failing.And all we get from our
tone deaf Politicians is - Hooray, we'll may host the 2030 Winter Olympics
to distract from their incompetence.Our day to day lives are not
improving. State, County, and City gov't spending is out of control with
debt, bonds, and Olympic sized waste growing.Maybe another Olympic
achievement from Gary Herbert will be a new Olympic license plate if we pay an
I venture that the MAJORITY of Utah citizens do not want the Olympics to come
here again. Put it up for a vote and let's avoid all the extra taxes and
problems that come with having them here. No to the Olympics in Utah again!
So many curmudgeons...I’m thrilled SLC was chosen by the USOC
and I hope we win the final vote. The 2002 games were great and I’m sure
2030 will be even better. I just hope I live to see them.
Oh my goodness, no. This benefits only the developers and the out-of-towners
with their Gulfstream G650 private jets.
The 2002 Olympics were the most corrupt ever in this history of this event.
What makes you think the 2030 won't surpass the 2002 corruption level?
Everyone looking forward to restrictions of your speech again, just like last
time? Where do you think the politicians will put your favorite "Free
Speech Zone"? Maybe out by the new state prison location? Not everyone is
in favor of having another Olympic experience here, despite what the politicians
and MSM want you to believe. Sure, I believe the politicians when they say no
taxpayer dollars are involved, sure, I believe it - NOT
As a taxpayer, i vote no on any more olympics.
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I think the biggest real estate development corporation in Utah should pay for
it. They just built a $2B shopping mall so they can afford it.
Did you hear the roaring sound of the people of Utah cheering at this
announcement?Me neither.This party won't cost the people
of Utah a cent, but there will be, public safety costs, infrastructure
improvements, more relaxation of liquor laws, inflation and in-migration. All
that is free, you see.Sapporo, Japan is a nice place, though their
mountains are a bit understated. Maybe we should let them have it. They had the
Winter Olympics in 1972 so I'm sure they have all the facilities they
We should have a vote on whether to hold the Olympic or not. It may
benefit some wealthy people and corporations, but for the vast majority of
people there is nothing gained holding another Olympics.
So, we the people of Utah get No say in the expenditures of taxpayer dollars,
are on the hook for millions if not more when we struggle to pay teachers,
repair roads and provide basic health services to the poor and needy. All in the
name of corruption and greed. If it’s so important to these people why is
there not a national Olympic site paid developed and ready to go? No this
Governor Herbert,I have been a country bumpkin for over 40 years and
I have no desire to be “sophisticated”.Put it to a vote
because I guarantee you a majority of Utahns do not want another olympics.
Oh, the politicians and members of the community who struggle with telling the
taxpayers the truth.Cost to do the Olympics:Salt Lake
City (Winter 2002)Cost to Setup: $1.7 billionNet profit: $134
millionVancouver, Canada (Winter 2010)Cost to Setup: $7.1
billionNet Loss: -$515.4 million, though total debt might be more. This
just accounts for debt from the Olympic Village alone. Albertville,
France (Winter 1996)Cost to Setup: $1.4 millionNet Loss: -$97.6
million Torino, Italy (Winter 2006)Cost to Setup: $3.6
billionNet Loss: -$38.7 millionLake Placid, New York (Winter
1980)Cost to Setup: $494.4 millionNet Loss: -$24.7 millionSarajevo, Yugoslavia (Winter 1984)Cost to Setup: $348 millionNet
Profit: $23.2 millionSochi, Russia (Winter 2014)Cost to Setup:
$51.9 billionNet Profit: $54.1 million Lillehammer, Norway
(Winter 1994)Cost to Setup: $1.8 billionNet Profit: $65.1 millionThe losses for Summer Olympics, including in U.S. cities, is staggering
as well. It is in the millions and billions of dollars. So, when they tell you
it won't cost the taxpayers a penny, don't believe one word of it. The Pinocchio noses are growing!
@kaysvillecougarYou are not speaking for the people of Utah.....I
didn't give you my permission to speak for me......you are speaking for
I want to know how they came up with the $1.4 Billion figure. It cost less than
that to put on the 2002 Olympics, including construction of all the facilities
they will use in 2030. Costs haven't risen that much since then, and in
2002 we used thousands of unpaid volunteers.
Dear people from around the world,Please don't come ski in Utah
because the snow is terrible, the people unfriendly and the scenery is terrible.
There are other options in Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming.Sincerely,The people of Utah