U.S. Olympic Committee Spurns Cash-Strapped Colorado

Abandoned Olympic stuff.

Colorado Public Radio reports, no Winter Games for you Colorado:

The U.S. Olympic Committee has nominated Salt Lake City to be the host city of the 2030 Winter Olympics, eliminating Denver from the process…

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced their choice for the 2030 host city on Friday.

Denver and Salt Lake City were two of the few true competitors for the title. Most cities have been ambivalent at best in their efforts (or lack thereof) to woo the upcoming Winter Olympics. The Reno-Tahoe area declined an invitation to bid for the host city title.

The Denver Sports Commission said in a statement the decision was “disappointing.”

Not everyone is disappointed by the decision of the U.S. Olympic Committee to return to Utah once again as the nation’s host entry for the 2030 Winter Olympics instead of Colorado, or the Colorado-Utah co-hosted Games also proposed–first among them Gov.-elect Jared Polis, who broke with the previous administration’s support for a Colorado Olympic bid with a “meh” that was probably decisive.

And as exciting as it would have been, there are lots of more important things to spend money on.

Just like Dick Lamm said in 1972.


9 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. MADCO says:


    Financing the Olympics in the USA is pitched as "public private."
    And it's rtue ina sense – "public investment, private returns" is just as true. "Privatized gains, solicaized losses," also true.

    Of course Amazon HQ went to DC (and NYC). 
    Of course, Apple is expanding the domestic campus to Austin.


    If hosting the Olympics (Winter or Summer) was such a great deal  Corporate America and the 7% would be fighting to invest.



  2. Genghis says:

    Sweet! It's a massive outlay of public funds and other public resources, with shockingly little return, all for the "privilege" of hosting a competition to determine who's the best at hiding PED use. 

    Fuck the Olympics. 

    • DENependent says:

      I agree that the Olympics are a giant boondoggle. Though they are no worse than the Broncos or Rockies. It would be nice to have some sort of rule or law that would prevent all such public outlays for private enterprise.

  3. skeptical citizen says:

    Do we really want a professional bobsled track?

  4. ajb says:

    What a novel concept: They might actually use all those olympic facilities more than once. Whooda thunk it?

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