SLC shifting focus to hosting '34 Games, open to host in '30

While Salt Lake City has an "open mind" about hosting the '30 Games, the "goal is to host in 2034," according to Julie Jag of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. The Salt Lake City bid had been "touting their readiness to bring the Winter Games back to Utah” in ‘30, but following an in-person meeting with IOC officials last week, it "took a hard turn.” USOPC Board Chair Susanne Lyons said the SLC bid committee is "realizing that we are in an absolutely fantastic position for 2034," though they "may still be called upon for 2030.” Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games President & CEO Fraser Bullock said that the committee has been "planning around the possibility of hosting” in either ‘30 or ‘34, so the "shift in focus toward 2034 shouldn’t cause any disruptions.” The “uptick in inflation and the growing potential for a recession, compounded with the already significant financial hurdles of hosting an Olympics” 18 months after LA28, had begun making ‘30 a "less attractive option.” IOC leaders made it "even clearer during the local bid committee’s first face-to-face meeting with them,” as IOC President Thomas Bach and others were "'fairly candid' about the obstacles in Salt Lake’s path to the 2030 Games." The LA28 organizing committee "takes over marketing duties" for the entire U.S. Olympic movement in the lead-up to hosting, so "reworking some of the arrangements to account for back-to-back Olympics in the same country would be tricky.” Cities that “remain known candidates” for the ‘30 Games include Sapporo, Japan and Vancouver (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 6/25).

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