CategoryOlympics

Do you still want a Utah Olympics?

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In October the Park Record’s editorial said Parkites should want to host another Olympics. Reading today’s Mountain Town news section, we wonder if that’s really true. Park Record’s Mountain Town news is running a story about Alberta Canada vying for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Some of the choice quotes are: The Rocky Mountain Outlook reports that a high-level financial...

Another Reason I Hope the Olympics Don’t Come Back to Utah…

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Every once in a while, we’ll hear the idea pop-up again that Salt Lake should host the 2026 Winter Olympics. Personally, I’ve never been much of a fan the idea. I think it brings a ton of people in to crush Park City.Would we likely get a $700 million Light Rail up Parley’s? Sure. Is that worth the construction, build-out, the transportation nightmares, etc? I suppose it depends...

Why the U.S. Should Never Host Another Olympics

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Remember the 2002 Olympics? A lot of people felt that was the moment that put Utah on the world map. Fourteen years later, with traffic woes and population continually increasing, many people probably wish we’d flew a little more under the radar. Yet, it looks like state leaders are ready to champ at the bit again. Governor Herbert in July said, “We are capable of hosting the Winter...

Today I Learned… Colorado Turned Down the Olympics Over Traffic

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I was writing a story on a toll traffic lane in Colorado and came upon this quote from the Denver Post: Contrast that with Utah and Mountain Accord. We seem to want to build more infrastructure so we can bring in more people and hopefully bring in even more with a future Olympics. Perhaps Utah does need an Olympics to jump start our economy. Perhaps, we as a people, want to spends billions to...

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