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Salt Lake City Exploratory Committee Meets To Discuss Bid For 2026, 2030 Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 22 / 17

Members of Salt Lake City's Olympic Exploratory Committee met formally on Monday for the first time since being formed last month "to assess the possibility of bidding on the 2026 or 2030 Winter Games," according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune. Fraser Bullock, the committee's co-chair and th...

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