Olympics

The provincial government says the decision is final, leaving Salt Lake City and Sapporo still in the running.
Gov. Spencer Cox participated in a critical pitch to an International Olympic Committee panel.
Governor, SLC mayor, others have a role making the case to host the 2030 Winter Games
The “Phryge” mascots are based on revolutionary era headgear.
Salt Lake City’s budget for the Winter Games may go up too, but will still break even, bid leader says.
Both Sapporo and Salt Lake City expected to advance to next stage of bidding for 2030 Winter Games.
Olympic observers disagree, but a Fordham University professor says ‘it’s not a done deal.’
Vancouver, Canada appears to be out of the running for the 2030 Winter Games. That leaves Salt Lake City and Sapporo, Japan, still in the race.
But Salt Lake City bidders have been praised for “doing everything right.”
IOC leaders were set to advance their choice in December but now it might not come until late 2023.
A final decision on the host of the 2030 Winter Games was postponed until September or October of 2023.
Bid leaders say Salt Lake City stands ‘ready at any time’ to host another Olympics.
More than 3,000 Ukrainian athletes went to war, and more than 100 have died, Ukraine’s Minister of Youth and Sport said.
A Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll found nearly 80% of Utahns support the Winter Games bid.
A new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics finds strong support for seeking 2030 or 2034 Winter Games.
Getting the 2030 Winter Games looks like a long shot after U.S. pushback against Beijing hosting this year’s Games.
Thomas Bach encourages athletes and Ukraine’s hopes of hosting a Winter Games
Salt Lake City may now be a back-up candidate in the race for the 2030 Winter Games.
Italian officials have told Italy’s prime minister they’re worried because “there is no money” for the 2026 Winter Games in Milan and Cortina.
A decision could come by November, when the IOC stars narrowing a field that also includes Sapporo, Japan, and Vancouver, Canada.
One of four cities bidding for the 2030 Winter Games has dropped out of the race.
With the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles, there are political and financial issues with back-to-back Olympics in the United States.
Not everyone is excited about the possibility that another Olympics could be coming to Utah.
Lindsey Vonn, who made her Olympic debut at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, is in Switzerland for meetings with the International Olympic Committee president.
The women claim the FBI mishandled abuse allegations against USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.
Over 90 women who were sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have submitted claims for over $1 billion to the FBI, citing a botched investigation that did not stop Nassar’s abuse when it could have.
Sapporo is seen as Salt Lake City’s strongest rival in the race to host the next Winter Games to be awarded by the International Olympic Committee.
Sapporo, Vancouver and Barcelona are also bidding to host the 2030 Winter Games, and the 2034 Olympics could be awarded at the same time.
New York lawmakers are looking at Lake Placid, host of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Games, bidding for another Winter Games, possibly with Montreal or New York City.
Fresh off an Olympic gold medal, Utah native Nathan Chen has been named to the Time 100 list, along with Utah Jazz part owner Mike Cannon-Brookes and former Utah Royal Becky Sauerbrunn.
So who’s going to pick up the check if Utah’s bid for another Winter Olympics succeeds?