Committee named for future Salt Lake City Winter Games bid

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News)- Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and Governor Gary Herbert took another step in bringing the Olympics back to Salt Lake City with the announcement of a leadership team.

The committee is made up of government leaders, athletes, business leaders, and educators.

“The committee is an important next step for Utah, as the state of sport, to show that we continue to be ready, willing and able to play host to a future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games,” Gov. Herbert said.

In December 2018 the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) named Salt Lake City as a candidate for a future Winter Games.

The city has been accepted for future games, but not for a specific date. The first order of business for the Committee will be to land on and apply for a specific date, 2030 or 2034. The group says they are leaning towards 2034 because the 2028 summer games will be held in Los Angeles, ca, and it’s rare for a country to host back to back games. 

The Committee will have their first meeting in a few weeks. 

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