Reno-Tahoe's hopes of hosting the 2022 Olympics in likely won't become a reality.
Tuesday -- the United States Olympic Committee announced it won't bid on the 2022 Winter Games, but look into the summer 2024 or 2026 Winter Games instead.
The last time the U.S. hosted the Olympics was a decade ago in Salt Lake City.
In a statement today -- the committee's CEO said hosting the games is still of great importance, but they believe waiting will give the U.S. the best chance to be chosen.
Reno-Tahoe, Denver and Salt Lake City were all exploring a 2022 bid.
Our area last hosted the games at Squaw Valley back in 1960.
The resort's president and CEO responded to today's decision, saying -
"The Lake Tahoe region is one of America's greatest natural gems, and we believe that its place as a Winter sports destination remains unparalleled. While the USOC has chosen not to pursue the 2022 Winter Olympics, I believe, as does our board of directors, that we have laid the groundwork for a return of the Olympic Flame to this region and to our very own Olympic Valley in the future."
We're still waiting to hear from Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition.
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:16 AM EDT2013-05-25 06:16:04 GMT
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