A new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll showing nearly 80% of Utahns back the bid to host another Winter Games is making news on several Olympic news outlets covering the three-way race between Salt Lake City; Sapporo, Japan; and Vancouver, Canada.

“If Salt Lake City, Utah, doesn’t win their bid to host the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics, it won’t be for a lack of support,” Around The Rings, founded decades ago in Atlanta and now based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, declared in a story about the poll posted Tuesday.

“That’s impressive,” The Sports Examiner out of California said Wednesday in its daily roundup of Olympic news, adding the level of approval among Utahns for bidding again “also separates Salt Lake City from the tepid bid support in Sapporo (JPN: 52-57% in March) and Vancouver (54% in July).”

“Utah’s support of the Games continues far above that of rivals looking to host in 2030, and most other recent bids to host the massive international quadrennial event,” the 

Canadian-based website GamesBids.com reported Tuesday, noting backing had dropped since previous surveys several years ago but was “still strong.” More

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