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The U.S. delegation walks into Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. AP File Photo

2034 Winter Games Bid More Likely for Salt Lake City, Says USOPC

Salt Lake City’s hopes for another Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games may be delayed to 2034, the chair of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee hinted this week, because of a mix of commercial and political reasons beyond the bid group’s control. Susanne Lyons told The Associated Press on Thursday “if we have a preference, […]

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The U.S. delegation walks into Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. AP File Photo

Salt Lake Hosts IOC Evaluators as Race to Host 2030 Games Heats Up

The increasingly competitive race to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has heated up with three International Olympic Committee representatives having visited Salt Lake City last week for a site visit before heading to Vancouver this week with another stop in Sapporo, Japan, scheduled for later in May. Observers expect the 2030 host […]

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In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Chloe Kim, of the United States, jumps during the women's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

What to Watch for at the Beijing Winter Olympics

Between the controversies surrounding the host to a pandemic still ongoing after two years, there has never been an Olympic Winter and Paralympic Games like this. In the Olympic coverage preceding this year’s Games, very little of it has been focused on the athletes. Even NBC has been downgrading some of its ratings guarantees to […]

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Briancon (FRA), July 15, 2021: SELAK Gregor of Slovenia competes in the Lead Final during the IFSC Paraclimbing World Cup 2021. © Jan Virt/IFSC. This photo is for editorial use only. For any additional use please contact marco.vettoretti@ifsc-climbing.org

Salt Lake City Among Hosts for 2022 Paraclimbing World Cup Series

Salt Lake City will host an International Paraclimbing World Cup competition in May, the International Federation of Sport Climbing announced as part of its three-city series for 2022. The other two events will be hosted in Innsbruck, Austria, and Villars, Switzerland. The Salt Lake competition will be May 24–25, followed by Innsbruck on June 21–23 […]

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Vancouver Residents Split on Idea of Pushing for 2030 Olympic Bid

Vancouver residents are split on the idea of the province hosting another Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, a public survey has reported, as the province prepares a study on the feasibility of a 2030 joint bid with four First Nations in Canada. The survey by Leger and reported by the Vancouver Sun said 34 percent […]

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The U.S. delegation walks into Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. AP File Photo

Salt Lake City Olympic Bid Organizers Meet With IOC Future Host Commission

Executives from the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games said Monday that “really good progress” is being made on a decision whether to bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2030 or 2034 after meeting virtually with International Olympic Committee staff including President Thomas Bach. “The IOC recognizes that’s really a decision […]

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University of Utah Unveils Olympic and Paralympic Cauldron Plaza

The University of Utah has unveiled the newly completed Olympic and Paralympic Cauldron Plaza at Rice-Eccles Stadium as President Taylor Randall along with local, state and Utah Olympic and Paralympic dignitaries led the effort to commemorate the historic Salt Lake 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. “Today’s unveiling of the Olympic and Paralympic Cauldron Plaza […]

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The U.S. delegation walks into Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. AP File Photo

Salt Lake Olympic Bid Delegation to visit IOC in November

A delegation from the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee will travel in November to meet with the International Olympic Committee and talk over Salt Lake City’s bid to host the Olympic Winter Games in either 2030 or 2034. A small delegation will head to Lausanne on […]

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USOPC Talks Vaccine Mandate for Olympians, Salt Lake Winter Games Bid

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee officially announced it will mandate full vaccination for athletes, staff and anyone using USOPC training facilities by November 1 ahead of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. USOPC Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland made the announcement on Friday morning after the organization’s board meeting, two days after […]

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