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Colorado Governor Considers 2018 Winter Games Bid

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Fox news reports Colorado Governor Bill Ritter saying Monday that the state is interested in moving forward with plans to bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The governor said he has toured Denver by helicopter with Olympic officials to show them the city’s infrastructure and the state’s ability to host the 2018 Games.

Fox reports there was talk of Denver and Colorado pursing the 2018 Games more than a year ago when the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) formally named Denver its eighth “Community Partner City”, considered a critical step in the city’s bid to become the U.S. candidate for the 2018 Games.

According to Fox with the help of the Colorado Springs-based USOC Denver is expected to bid for world championships in sports ranging from figure skating to curling to gymnastics.

Although Denver was awarded the 1976 Olympic Games it backed away because voters were against it because of environmental and financial concerns. The decision reportedly enraged the IOC. This could be detrimental to another Olympic bid.

But supporters call it a new era for Denver and the Olympics, and something Denver has going for it is some of the best skiing facilities in the world located just a few miles to the west. Write or read comments about this article

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