Salt Lake City's neighborhood leaders have joined a chorus of people opposing construction of an Olympic speed-skating oval downtown - or anywhere in the city, for that matter.

The Salt Lake Association of Community Councils, an umbrella group for the city's many neighborhood councils, voted Wednesday night to take a stand against building the oval anywhere within city limits. That message will be sent to the Utah Sports Authority, the agency charged with choosing a site for the oval, which will be built regardless of whether Salt Lake City is awarded the 2002 Winter Games.The neighborhood association's members think other cities should be given a chance to host Olympic events.