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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah is one step closer to hosting the 2034 Winter Olympic games after the Utah Committee for Games presented venue plans to multiple winter Olympic federations on Tuesday, May 28.

According to KSL TV, 11 venues within a one hour radius of the planned athlete village would host the winter sports.

Though the meeting was not public, it’s known that the Utah Committee for Games presented to the biathlon, bobsled and skeleton, ice hockey, luge, skating, ski and snowboard, and curling federations.

The plan includes hosting about 40% more events than the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in nearly the same number of venues, ideally taking advantage of the already existing venues.

The Future Host Commission will present a final bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board between June 12 and 14. If the executive board decides to present a positive recommendation to the rest of the IOC, Utah could officially host the 2034 Winter Olympics. The locations for both the 2030 and 2034 are expected to be decided upon at a meeting in Paris on on July 24.

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