Olympic bid may have major roadblock

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Updated: 4/06/2012 6:02 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – The interim chairman of that new Nevada-California exploratory committee for an 2022 Tahoe Olympic bid, Andy Wirth, says he worked on a previous winning and he knows there's so much that still needs to be swept forward
“Everything from the environmental concerns and issues to transportation, and certainly some of the venue feasibility studies,” he said.

But perhaps the biggest challenge for them right now is the US Olympic Committee's struggling negotiations with the international committee over airtime for American athletes and money. A USOC spokesperson e-mailed news 4 writing - because those talks have not been resolved yet, “We are not currently contemplating a bid for the Olympic or Olympic Winter games.”

“We're certainly aware of those negations, but we choose not to comment on those negations,” Wirth said.

That new exploratory board says they'll hope for the best and press on. Because the only white flag they want to see waiving around here is one with the Olympic rings on it.
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kdavis52 - 4/6/2012 2:33 PM
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I agree. If the weather pattern went back to last years at this time there shouldn't be a problem but the Freeway thoroughfares here wouldn't be able to handle it. We have plenty of room for over night peoples but all of the empty hotels/casinos would have to be renovated first to make the room.

vietnamvet25 - 4/6/2012 9:40 AM
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The city and county "leaders" can't get the fire protection problem solved, or get the Aces to pay their taxes. Traffic is a circus here and they want to bring thousands more people here during winter months when our snow pack is iffy at best. How many cities have lost millions over having olympics in their town???? This has disaster written all over it
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