Salt Lake's Olympic bid gets boost from new IOC selection process

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  • I.M. Fletch Salt Lake City, UT
    June 27, 2019 3:54 a.m.

    The answer is that 80% of Utahns want the games.

    There was a loud minority leading up to 2002 as well. We were told that the Olympics we're going to bankrupt us at every level of government and that in general it would be devastating for the quality of life for the ordinary Utahan.

    Fortunately, it appears that for most Utahans the empirical evidence outweighs the Chicken Little rhetoric.

  • Truth2017 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 26, 2019 9:46 p.m.

    The question is, do the people of Utah even want to host the games?
    Most cities in the world no longer bid on the games because the citizens of those countries fail to see any benefit from hosting. Politicians, developers and certain businesses see benefits, but for the general public often higher taxes, major disruptions to life during the games, and more unwanted and unnecessary development.