The US Olympic Committee has decided not to offer up any bids for the 2022 Winter Games. This decision means an end to the widely publicized push by Squaw Valley’s CEO Andy Wirth to bring the 2022 Olympic games to Tahoe.
For many Squaw locals the news could not be more warmly received. Residents feared years of construction, irreversible damage to the local environment, and massive infrastructure projects that could not be supported once the games came to a conclusion.
Unlike Andy Wirth’s failed push to win an Olympic bid, Squaw Valley co-founder Alex Cushing, succeeded in bringing the Olympic Games to Squaw. Cushing conned the International Olympic Committee into giving the 1960 winter games to Squaw Valley even though the resort had only one chair lift and two rope tows. The decision shocked the world. Learn more at How Squaw Valley Won the 1960 Winter Olympic Bid