Winter Games

KUER Local News
5:04 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Utah 'Ready and Willing’ to Host Olympics Again

Utah's Olympic Exploratory Committee applauds as Governor Gary Herbert announces his intentions to pursue a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Andrea Smardon

Hopes for another Olympics in Utah were rekindled Monday, as Governor Gary Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced their decision to pursue a bid for the 2026 Winter Games.

The Olympic cauldron at Rice Eccles Stadium was literally in Governor Herbert’s view as he announced his decision based on the recommendations of an Exploratory Committee.

“We’ve reviewed the report and are here to announce that Salt Lake City and the great state of Utah are ready, willing, and able to host a future winter Olympic game.”

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