Robert Livingstone,, Oct. 15, 2023

The long wait for Salt Lake City in its bid to host its second Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2034 could be over by next July, and it’s likely good news for Utah’s capital, the only bidder in the race. At the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) annual all members Session being held in Mumbai, India this week, it was informally agreed by a show of hands to award both the 2030 and 2034 edition of the Games in Paris at the Session ahead of the Olympics next year. The proposal was first announced Friday by IOC President Thomas Bach after his Executive Board agreed to explore that option along with others as means to adapt to climate change that threatens the future of the Winter Games. In his presentation to members Sunday, the IOC Future Host Commission for the Winter Games chair Karl Stoss said Salt Lake City was the only interested party involved in discussions to host in 2034 and confirmed that the U.S. city has secured all necessary guarantees should it host in 2034, or 2030. More …

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