Salt Lake City only candidate mentioned for 2034 hosting duties

Matt Traub, Sports Travel, Oct. 16, 2023

The International Olympic Committee has approved a dual award for the 2030 and 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, another step toward the eventual return of the Games to Salt Lake City, Utah. Future Host Commission Chair Karl Stoss’ presentation on Sunday specifically mentioned Salt Lake City as a candidate for 2034 with groups from France, Sweden and Switzerland all interested in 2030. The Future Host Commission will make formal recommendations to the IOC Executive Board, which meets November 30 through December 1, to consider interested parties for targeted dialogue that could lead to the double award being made at the IOC Session next July prior to the 2024 Paris Games. “The decision by the IOC Session today puts Salt Lake City-Utah solidly on the road towards a potential award at the Paris Games next July,” said Fraser Bullock, president and chief executive officer of the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games. “Our strategy of staying ahead of the required steps in the process of obtaining venue and governmental guarantees at all levels has provided the IOC with an opportunity for a proven, reliable preferred host in Salt Lake City-Utah in 2034.” More …

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