Romney To Salt Lake City Winter Olympics Backers Go After The 2030 Games – Sports Talk Florida
The 2030 Games will be awarded in 2023.
Utah Senator Mitt Romney urges people putting together an application for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics to go after the 2030 event, rather than the 2034 date. Romney would prefer an offer for 2030 as he is getting older. Romney presided over the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, and was promoted to this position after it was revealed that members of the Salt Lake City Committee had bribed certain delegates from the International Olympic Committee to get their votes. In 2002, Salt Lake City organizers had the cash to hold the event thanks to a roughly $ 1 billion bailout from President Bill Clinton’s administration after Romney asked congressional leaders to get money to Salt Lake City as soon as possible bring to save the games.
An Olympic candidate needs an incredible amount of government and TV support in the form of billions of dollars in public money and lots of TV money. The Olympic bidder also needs marketing money. In the case of Salt Lake City, the US television and platform network Comcast would invest billions of dollars in the Olympic Games in exchange for programming. Neither government wanted to subsidize a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, despite Italy loosening its stance and helping Cortina’s bidders maintain that event. IOC President Thomas Bach said the press is the enemy of the IOC and the reason cities have withdrawn from bidding for the Olympics. The IOC did not find enough interested cities for the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics and was forced to assign the 2024 Games to Paris and 2028 to Los Angeles. The IOC identified Queensland in Australia as the perfect location for the 2032 Summer Olympics and apparently awarded the event without a tender. Supporters in Sapporo (Japan), Vancouver (Canada) and Barcelona (Spain) could leave after the event in 2030. The race has started.
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People wearing face masks walk past the statue of the Olympic Rings in Tokyo on Thursday, July 8, 2021. (Shinji Kita / Kyodo News via AP)