Reno-Tahoe Out; Salt Lake City, Denver Vie For Winter Olympics
Nov 12, 2018, 2:27 PM | Updated: Feb 12, 2023, 6:01 pm
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Reno-Tahoe, one of Salt Lake City’s competitors to bid for another Winter Games, dropped out Monday, leaving only Denver also still in the running to be chosen by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
The announcement from Reno-Tahoe comes as the USOC is set to conduct site visits as well as polling to determine public support before making a choice for a future Winter Games, likely 2030, as soon as the end of the year.
“We have maintained from the start that a Reno-Tahoe bid would have to make sense economically, environmentally and socially,” Brian Krolicki, chairman of the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition, said in a new release.
“Given the parameters and conditions presented, we cannot make the numbers pass muster. To continue, at this point, would be untenable and unwise,” he said.
A five-member team of top USOC officials is scheduled to be in Salt Lake City Wednesday for a daylong site visit that’s expected to include stops at the Utah Olympic Park, home to the sliding track and ski jumps used in the 2002 Winter Games.