Busy few upcoming weeks for Salt Lake City’s Olympics bid

Park City has a key role in the bid to host a second Winter Olympics in the state.
Park Record file photo by Jay Hamburger

The Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games has a busy schedule as the group continues to try to lock down a bid to host the Winter Olympics. Salt Lake City — including Park City — is the only named candidate for the 2034 Games and continues to express interest in the 2030 Games if needed.

Here is a look at the itinerary:

Tuesday, Nov. 21: The Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games will present key elements of its bid to the IOC’s Future Host Commission. SLC-UT presenters will include Gov. Spencer Cox, Mayor Erin Mendenhall, President & CEO Fraser Bullock, Board Chair Catherine Raney Norman and Chief of Athlete Experience Lindsey Vonn, Olympic champion.

Nov. 15-28: The Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games is meeting in Lausanne as part of the annual cluster of meetings of all the International Olympic Committee’s commissions,

The Future Host Commission will review current interest in hosting the Olympic Winter Games and Winter Youth Olympic Games.

All national Olympic committees with a current interest in hosting the Olympic Winter Games have been offered the opportunity for their project leaders to give a virtual update.

In October, the International Olympic Committee approved the principle of a double allocation for the Olympic Winter Games 2030 and 2034, should the appropriate conditions exist.

The Future Host Commission will report back to the IOC Executive Board at the end of November in Paris. Should the commission feel it is in a position to do so, it will recommend the opening of Targeted Dialogue, with a view to holding an election by the IOC Session in 2024, Utah Olympics bid officials said.

Nov. 29-30-Dec. 1: The IOC Executive Board will hold a scheduled meeting. Among the topics on the agenda will be a presentation from the Future Host Commission regarding interested parties for the 2030 and 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.


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