The Huffington Post brings us this story on Nevada and California’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in Tahoe.
huffingtonpost.com LAS VEGAS — Nevada has agreed with officials in California to make a run at hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics at Lake Tahoe, in hopes of bringing the games back to an area where they were held in 1960, Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki said Wednesday.
If successful, the games would return to the United States for the first time since Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002. Squaw Valley, a resort on the California side of Lake Tahoe, hosted the Winter games in 1960.
Krolicki told Nevada tourism leaders in Las Vegas on Wednesday that the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition has a memorandum of understanding with California leaders to try to convince the U.S. Olympic Committee to back their bid and take it to the International Olympic Committee.
“It’s transformed from really this hope and dream and inspiration to something that’s become very tangible,” Krolicki said. “It’s now a scaled up business and scaling up, and (there are) things that we need to do.”
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