Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Warmed-up Salt Lake Olympics?

As Utah is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Olympic Games, an exploratory committee has been created to study the possibility of a second bid. Sounds good to me as a way to place the “white elephant” style infrastructures like the Nordic jumps and bobsleigh tracks back to work.
Good as well if we were to position a second bid as being a “recycled” Olympic with absolute minimum expenditures and a guaranteed profits to benefit the community. The problem with that is that a “reasonable Olympic” might be a hard sale at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, where a 33 billion price tag for Sochi doesn't appear to shock anyone.

This said, a “no-frill” Olympic approach might be worth the effort, at least as a trial balloon, to measure the IOC purity of intentions?

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