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No Olympics For Sierra in 2022



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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The Olympic Games will not be returning to the Sierra or to any potential American venue in 2022.   The United States Olympic Committee declined today to put forth a bid to the International Olympic Committee for any American site to host the games.

An exploratory committee from Reno, Tahoe, and Sacramento had hoped the U.S. committee would consider supporting a California-Nevada partnership for 2022.   The USOC says it will focus on 2024 and 2026 bids instead.

The USOC refused to submit bids while it was negotiating a profit-sharing agreement with the International Olympic Committee.  That agreement was finalized last week.   

Squaw Valley hosted the Games in 1960.

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