Reno-Tahoe region drops effort to host 2030 Winter Olympics
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The Reno-Tahoe area will not be making a play to host the Winter Olympics.
The Tahoe Daily Tribune reported Monday that the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition announced it was declining a bid invitation from the U.S. Olympic Committee.
According to the coalition’s board chairman, it would not be practical financially to put in a bid.
Chairman Brian Krolicki said in a statement it was honored to be considered alongside Denver and Salt Lake City as possible hosts for the 2030 games.
The invitation calls for a detailed workbook addressing venue planning, transportation planning, security and other issues.
U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland says the committee looks forward to identifying new opportunities for the Reno-Tahoe region.
The area hosted the 1960 Olympic Winter Games.
Information from: Tahoe Daily Tribune, http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/