U.S. WON'T BID FOR 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS
SAM Magazine—July 3, 2012—The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) decided today that it would not put forth a bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, but to instead concentrate on a 2024 summer bid and a 2026 winter bid. Both Denver, Colo., and Lake Tahoe, Calif., had formed task forces to put their names in the hat as possible U.S. venues for 2022.
"Over the past few months, a talented and inspired group of Nevadans and Californians have come together to explore the possibility of hosting the Winter Olympics in Lake Tahoe in 2022," said Andy Wirth, chairman and president of the Lake Tahoe Winter Olympic Committee board of directors.
"We have always understood that our efforts were contingent upon the USOC's determination about whether or not to pursue a bid. In light of the decision announced today by the leadership of the USOC, we respect our nation's Olympic Committee and their decisions, without reservation."
The U.S. last hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002 and the Summer Olympics in 1996.