Colorado's Olympic Bid in Jeopardy

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 07:22 AM

By Greg McDonald

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
An international dispute over revenue sharing is threatening to upset Colorado’s chances of landing the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, according to a report Tuesday in the Denver Post.
 
The U.S. Olympic Committee pulled out of the bidding for the games just last week because of a bitter dispute with the International Olympic Committee, which is apparently demanding a larger cut of global sponsorship and U.S. broadcasting rights fees.
 
The decision comes at a difficult time for Denver and the state, according to the Post, because Gov. John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael Hancock have begun talks about how to prepare and win the bid, which must be submitted by 2013.
 
The paper reported that boosters around the state have also been laying the groundwork for a bid for some time.
 
It hasn’t been easy because Colorado voters rejected the 1976 Olympic Games, after they had been awarded to Denver, out of concern that any cost overruns might have to be paid by taxpayers. 
 
“This may be just coming up on people’s radar screens now, but we are not starting from scratch,” Rob Cohen, the founder of the Denver Metro Sports Commission, told the Post. “Our goal for the last couple of years is to put Denver in consideration. I think we have definitely done that. Now it’s up to the governor and mayor and community as a whole.”
 

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved