Salt Lake's hopes of another Olympics officially shifts to 2030 or beyond

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  • not status quo Bountiful, UT
    June 26, 2019 5:09 a.m.

    I am happy as long as anybody but Utah gets the Olympics again.

  • Modak Cedar Hills, UT
    June 25, 2019 4:40 p.m.

    I'm not sure who the 2017 survey included to arrive at nearly 89 percent of Utahns in favor of hosting the Olympics again. The majority of friends, family members, and coworkers I speak with about hosting the Olympics again are NOT in favor of forking out the dough and going through that experience again. And no, Brave Sir Robin of San Diego, I'm not "elderly".

  • LivinLarge Bountiful, UT
    June 25, 2019 1:24 p.m.

    Just in case you are wondering, Denver will be chosen ahead of SLC to host the Olympics in North America...

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 25, 2019 12:55 p.m.

    A little hard to get excited about it here. I have no idea where I will be or what I will be doing 11 years out. I will be in my 70s. I hope I can still enjoy it. Doubt I will go to any of the events though. Not like last time. Really enjoyed going to the nightly concerts and events.

    Oh well... somebody will pay for it, and enjoy it. I can't stand all day in the snow like I use too.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    June 25, 2019 11:37 a.m.

    The trick is to perpetually burst with pride without actually DOING anything.

    Government development offices can make big plans every four years, and we can live the glory days once again.

    It is sort of a mix between Uncle Rico and J. Wellington Wimpy.

    It's fine to let them tinker, as long as they don't get serious.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    June 25, 2019 10:39 a.m.

    No thanks. There are many, many more important things to spend money on.

  • Weston Jurney West Jordan, UT
    June 25, 2019 9:22 a.m.

    Lessee...

    2002 - North America
    2006 - Europe
    2010 - North America
    2014 - Europe
    2018 - Asia
    2022 - Asia
    2026 - Europe

    Fairly easy to see whose "turn" it is, if that matter to IOC. (Or should that say "ea$y to $ee?")

  • No One Of Consequence Salt Lake City, UT
    June 25, 2019 9:00 a.m.

    The trick is to convince the sheep that it is a great honor to be fleeced for the benefit of their betters.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 25, 2019 8:30 a.m.

    So, 2030? Well there's good news for those of you who are opposed to hosting the Olympics again (who, polling shows, are almost entirely the elderly): Most of you will have passed away by then, leaving the Olympics to those of us who want it to come back.

  • rfrmac South Jordan, UT
    June 25, 2019 7:20 a.m.

    I hope we don't spend any more money on this for a long time. By the time 2030 and beyond comes, all of our venues will all have to be rebuilt and we're talking big money. We are doing just fine on our own.

  • Zabilde Riverdale, UT
    June 25, 2019 3:20 a.m.

    Love the naysayers and how they rush to the I-15 rebuild as the reason to not build.

    First of all, I-15 in SLC doesn't need a rebuild as it did prior to 2002. Take a drive up through davis county on the old worn out and over patched mess that is I-15 there is what SLC was like prior to the rebuild. I-15 through SLC had been built in the 50's it was due. The same is not the case (unless we wait for 2040 or further out. Davis County needs a rebuild (not just an HOV lane tacked on to the edge UDOT)

    I for one am excited, it was a stretch for the 2026, but we are looking very strong for the 2030 games. Let's do it again. I was in the National Guard in 2002 and worked primarily at Olympic Village. Would love to volunteer for something else if I can get away from work.

    2002 was a blast, we can do it again and far cheaper than most cities because we maintained our venues so while they might need a little sprucing up, they don't need to be built from the ground up like they did and like other cities would have to do.

  • El Gringo Mesa, AZ
    June 24, 2019 6:53 p.m.

    What a relief! I pity the taxpayers and residents of cities that win the opportunity to host hordes of visitors that disrupt the entire city for two weeks and for months before during construction. Will they shut down half of I-15 for 5 years before the games? The IOC needs to choose 3-5 cities to house the summer games and 3-5 more to house the winter games and rotate between them. Otherwise you end up with world class facilities that are under-utilized everywhere. I prefer to watch the Olympic on tv and not have my entire life disrupted for the months and years before the games arrive.

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    June 24, 2019 6:44 p.m.

    Oh goodness, no! Not ever!

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    June 24, 2019 6:22 p.m.

    2030? Yikes. There's no time to waste.

    Quick; it's time to put I-15 into Luge Mode. You know the drill. Cut the traffic down to one, narrow lane with high concrete barriers on both sides for about 9 miles.

    At every exit set up windshield repair stations.

    If the roads aren't torn up for at least a decade before The Games, it isn't any fun.

    I can hardly wait.

  • Seldom Seen Smith Orcutt, CA
    June 24, 2019 5:59 p.m.

    The Olympics, even the winter version, have grown much too big, too commercialized, too overhyped.

  • LivinLarge Bountiful, UT
    June 24, 2019 2:44 p.m.

    More like 2042 and beyond...the process is highly politicized and Utah is not a part of the global elite.